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Emmy-Award winning journalist Lori Hope  discusses her book, Help Me Live -- 20 Things People With Cancer Want You to Know.

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

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?

Lynn doesn't think of herself as the typical "tattoo chick," but treated herself to a tattoo for her 40th birthday.  Watch Lynn's story below to find out the meaning behind her tattoo.

(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.

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

Lynn Fantom, an oncology nurse navigator at Lancaster General Health, has been helping cancer patients, mainly breast cancer patients, for 8 years.  She loves being able to help a person navigate their physical and emotional concerns after a cancer diagnosis.  “I learn from each patient.  They give me inspiration and courage every day to do what I do, and make me realize that there’s nothing in life you can’t handle… you can face this.”

(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."

In this recently-released short film called "Blue," 22-year old Jess has been building walls of denial after her father was diagnosed with cancer.  When her father helps paint her room the color she’s always wanted (blue), he is there when she realizes where there is life, there is hope . . . and true peace lies in acceptance.

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