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?

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.

(Hershey) -- About 40 years ago, President Richard Nixon declared a so-called "War on Cancer" by signing the National Cancer Act.

The new colorectal cancer drug, regorafenib, shows promise in study.  This medication apparently slows tumor growth and extends life in advanced cases after other treatments fail. FDA approval will be sought this year for the medication.

(York) -- Last year, more than 12,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States, making it the third-most common cancer among females worldwide. In recent years, a new series of vaccines has helped cut down on the number of cases of human papilloma virus, which can lead to cervical cancer.

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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