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Kristin Gilhool and Marc Hirschler inherited a lot from their mother…bright smiles and a zest for life.  But, they also inherited a heightened risk for cancer.

We received a voice message from a woman in our community named Becky who was responding to a piece written by witf president & CEO, Kathleen Pavelko, titled "The power of pink: What it all means."  Becky expressed concern that in the midst of all the pink and awareness being raised for women in October, we're forgetting about the fact that men need to be aware that they too are at risk of developing breast cancer.

A majority of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will succumb to the disease. But, Dr. Dennis Johnson, a surgical oncologist in York, PA says that there are long-term survivors and treatment shouldn't be dismissed when a person is diagnosed.  Norma Warfel, one of Dr. Johnson’s patients, has survived for ten years and is looking forward to another ten.

Imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.  Radiologists like PinnacleHealth's Dr. Jonathan Stephenson, interpret the X-Rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, MRI's and PET scans and look for what is causing the problems.

Cancers of the colon and the rectum are the third most common cancer in US men and women.  The American Cancer Society estimates that there will101,340 new cases of colon cancer in 2011.  And, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.  But, there’s good news.

(Ephrata) -- A new study suggests the power of mammograms may be overestimated. The doctors behind the report say a flood of "pink" awareness programs and survivor testamonials have given the test more value than it should have.

Cancer news in brief October 27:  The United States Preventive Task Force’s new recommendations for prostate-cancer screening have caused some controversy in the medical community. Some doctors and policy-makers are weighing in on this issue. 

Susan Yoder, a breast cancer survivor, is thankful for the Healthy Woman Program at Lancaster General Health. She had no insurance, so had no way to pay for a mammogram or cancer treatment. But, the Healthy Woman Program covers the cost of mammograms, Pap tests and cancer treatment for women who are uninsured or underinsured in Pennsylvania.

Now cancer has nowhere to hide. Give us 30 minutes and we’ll give you new hope to beat cancer.

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