PinnacleHealth is hosting a new support group designed especially for young women facing breast or ovarian cancer: Young Cancer Survivor Group for Women.

Local fruits and vegetables are plentiful this time of year in farm markets, supermarkets and our backyard gardens. So what can you do with the abundance of all that fresh produce? This question was presented to the nurses and staff who serve the patients of PinnacleHealth’s Medical Outpatient Unit.

(Boston, MA) -- From close-to-home "staycations" to overseas visits, many central Pennsylvanians are traveling this summer season. But one oncologist says receiving a cancer diagnosis doesn't necessarily mean a person has to miss out on vacation.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. It is diagnosed in more than two million people each year. Yet, many Americans, especially during the summer months, continue to expose themselves to the harmful rays of the sun without protection while they work, play or are on vacation. Would you know how to recognize skin cancer’s warning signs?

Carlisle, PA, June 2012- Bonnie Berk presented research findings from the project: ‘Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors who Participated in a Community-based Program of Complementary Medicine” at the 2012 American Holistic Nursing (AHNA) Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Cancer news in brief for the week of July 9th

The world's fastest camera, developed by UCLA engineers, is being used to detect rogue cancer cells.

A National Institute of Health funded study published last week reported that research showed a low-carb diet, that emphasized fish, chicken, beef and some fruits and vegetables while avoiding pasta, bread, and potatoes, resulted in about 300 fewer calories than low-fat and Mediterranean type diets.  Is it the final word on how to lose or maintain weight?

One day out of the entire year is your day. On this day, you can get away with (almost) anything. Everyone is super nice to you on this day because it is your birthday. However that perfect present or the cake may mean more to some than others, especially the people who are fighting to get to that next birthday. For these people, birthdays are doubly special because of the long hard journey that they have encountered during their cancer battle.

Louise Sukle is the chair of this year’s American Cancer Society Farm to Table Dinner, an open air dining experience based on ingredients sourced directly from local farms and farmers' markets in Central PA.

(Hanover) -- More than 20 years ago, Lynn Eib was a busy, young mother to three small daughters. Then, her doctor delivered some devastating news: She had stage III colon cancer. Now, Eib's cancer-free and working as a cancer patient advocate to help others who are going through what she once did.

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