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(Columbus, OH) -- Many times, members of Amish communities view things differently than the rest of the world, including the role of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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.

Are you one of the millions of people who set a New Year's resolution to lose weight this year?  Less than a week into the new year – have you broken your resolution yet?  Losing weight and eating healthy take more than just saying you'll watch what you eat.

HARRISBURG, PA –“Cancer” can be a scary word for many. But being proactive about your health can make a big difference in facing the disease. This new year, the PinnacleHealth-Fox Chase Cancer Center reminds you of the importance of screening in detecting cancer at its earliest stages, and encourage you to adopt healthy habits to help reduce your cancer risk.

Jean Gabsewics and Mary Ann Gano are both registered dietitians and oncology dietitians at WellSpan Health's York Cancer Center.  They explain in the video below, why getting 5 servings of fruits and vegetables is so important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and fending off cancer.

Dr. Roald Hempling, the Director of Oncology Services at WellSpan Health in York, PA, weighs in on some of the myths surrounding breast cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer and prostate cancer.

Almost 12 million Americans are living with some form of cancer and it's expected another 1.5 million will be diagnosed this year.  There are certain healthy foods that help fight cancer.  It just so happens that many of these foods fit into a healthy lifestyle period.

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