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How do cancer rates in the Amish community compare to cancer rates in the rest of the population?  A geneticist at the Ohio University set out to answer that question.

In our new "Ask the Experts" video blog series, expert oncologists in Central PA help us answer thought-provoking questions about cancer.

We asked Dr. Shanthi Sivendran, a hematologist/oncologist at Lancaster General Health to help us answer these questions:

Is there more cancer today then ever?
Can stress cause cancer?

Entire months are dedicated to bringing awareness to certain types of cancers, but what about those cancers that don’t affect as many people?

Benjamin Franklin may have said, “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” but most of us spend a good deal time trying to avoid both.

When you get a diagnosis of cancer, the fight to survive becomes personal.  A unique set of challenges faces each cancer patient.  This special episode of TV Smart Talk, "Making It Personal," highlights advances like targeted-light therapy, robotic-assisted surgery and clinical trials now underway to find a recovery path that makes the most sense for each patient.

The Central Pennsylvania Coalition United to Fight Cancer, CATALYST, has been helping to raise awareness about cancer in minority groups for the past 16 years. Founder Barbara Jackson spoke with Radio Smart Talk host Scott LaMar about ways that the minority populations in our region can educate themselves about cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

(Hershey) -- About 40 years ago, President Richard Nixon declared a so-called "War on Cancer" by signing the National Cancer Act.

Since the beginning of history human beings have suffered from cancer.  Some of the earliest evidence has been found in fossilized bone tumors and in mummies in ancient Egypt.

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