According to the American Cancer Society's annual report, cancer rates in the U.S. are continuing to fall, dropping by 1.8 percent per year in men and 1.6 percent per year in.

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.

A new survey shows that few breast cancer survivors said that having a follow-up appointment over the phone or online with a medial professional instead of an in-person check up would ease stress and worry.

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.

News in brief for 12.12.11

There is some good news for childhood cancer survivors.  New studies have shown that despite the aggressive radiation and chemo treatments they endured, there doesn’t seem to be an increased risk that their children will have a higher risk of birth defects.

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.

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