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(Lancaster) -- Cancer treatment has evolved into a specialty for some midstate hospitals - with their own unique facilities for treating cancer. Lancaster General Health is about to break ground on the new, 70,000-square foot Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Center.

(Bethesda, Md.) -- In the fight against cancer, information is a powerful weapon. Much of that information is just a phone call away.

Since the Facing Cancer Together initiative began last spring, we've heard many stories about how much a diagnosis of cancer transforms lives.  There obviously are physical, mental and emotional changes, but a study out this summer points to another aspect of life that seperates cancer survivors from those who have never had cancer -- jobs.

(Hershey) -- Cancer permanently changes the lives of survivors and their loved ones. It also affects the doctors who treat cancer. witf's Craig Layne talked with Dr. Gordon Kauffman from Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He's one of several doctors who've written poetry and essays for Facing Cancer Together.

Not a week goes by that we don't hear a story about a food or drink that either can contribute to cancer or maybe prevent it.  It can get confusing for those who want to eat healthy.

A little more than four months ago, witf launched its multimedia, interactive Facing Cancer Together initiative with partners Lancaster General Health, PinnacleHealth, and WellSpan Health.

(Carlisle) -- Oral cancer kills more people than Leukemia, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and testicular, thyroid or skin cancers.

Rhonda Saylor, a Nurse Practitioner with PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery spoke with Radio Smart Talk host Scott LaMar about the dangers of smoking, as well as some tips for quitting.

(Harrisburg) -- Lauren Hodge, a Dallastown Area High School student from York Township recently won top honors in her age group at the Google Science Fair in California. Her science fair project looked into whether certain marinades reduce the amount of cancer-causing compounds created by the grilling of meat, specifically chicken.

It's been almost 50 years since the U.S. Surgeon General determined that cigarette smoking is a major health risk.  Still, about 20% of Americans smoke. 

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