Mickey Grosman is an Israeli-American based in Orlando, Florida who uses his years' worth of experience in the Israeli Special Forces to teach survival skills to groups from all around the world. But nearly two years ago, his life slowed down immensely when he was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. Now, Grosman has created a nonprofit, Amazon 5000, and will embark on a year-long journey in South America to help raise awareness about cancer.

Register Today for the 2nd Annual Central PA Race to Anyplace

In this episode of Radio Smart Talk, the Pennsylvania Department of Health discusses the second annual "Quit for Love" anti-smoking campaign.

(Undated) -- This weekend, thousands of Penn State students and alumni will take part in an event that's become one of the most famous fundraisers for pediatric cancer research. The annual Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or "THON," as it's more commonly known, will take over the school's Bryce Jordan Center from this evening to Sunday afternoon.

(Sewell, NJ) -- Cancer, alopecia, and Trichotillomania are all diseases and conditions that can cause hair loss. As a result, many adults have a difficult enough time coping with their hair falling out, by turning to wigs or scarves. But young children who have cancer themselves or are watching friends or parents struggle with the disease may find it especially hard to understand and accept baldness. That's what cancer patient Jane Bingham, a mother of four from Sewell, New Jersey, found, at least. She's now involved in a crusade to help young girls see, in her words, "bald is beautiful."

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.

A cancer diagnosis turns a person's world upside down.  But acts of kindness from family, friends, an even strangers can make a world of difference and offer hope during a dark time. This video highlights just two examples of extraordinary acts of kindness towards cancer patients.

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.

One of the lessons learned from witf's Facing Cancer Together series over the last few months is that medical science has come a long way in how cancers are diagnosed and treated.  A cancer diagnosis used to be about the same as a death sentence to many.

When you get a diagnosis of cancer, the fight to survive becomes personal.  A unique set of challenges faces each cancer patient.  Please join us for the Smart Talk/Facing Cancer Together Community Forum: Making It Personal, Thursday night at 8 on witf TV.

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