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April has been designated nationally as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. This cancer affects 37,000 Americans a year. Oral cancers are also labeled head and neck cancers and include such structures as the tonsils, tongue ,nose , cheek, parotid and the larynx (voice box). When found in the early stage, these cancers can be curable.

(Chester, PA) -- The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 50,000 Americans will die from colorectal cancer this year, and another 143,000 cases are expected to be diagnosed. March also marks National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

CARLISLE, PA—Carlisle Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce a new lung cancer screening program, designed to detect the early signs of lung cancer in individuals who may be at high risk for developing lung cancer.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and we'd like to encourage you to become proactive about your health and learn more about ways to detect and prevent colorectal cancer.  Your family history plays a large role in your risk for the disease, as your risk increases if a family member had colon cancer.  So, this month, take a positive step towards being healthy, educate yourself, start talking to your family, and share what you've learned.

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?

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.

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