Doctors and dentists are in an advantageous position to counsel patients about tobacco use and cessation. Developing relationships that allow for open and honest communication about tobacco use is key in helping patients take that critical step in deciding to quit.

This is a special program for women who are dealing with breast cancer recurrence.

10th Annual Walk on Saturday, October 13th at New Cumberland Borough Park

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – September 28, 2012 – For the 10th straight year, Vickie’s Angel Walk is preparing for their signature fundraising event in New Cumberland Borough Park. Registration at 8:00 am, program at 9:30 am and the walk begins at 10:00 am. A local non-profit organization, Vickie’s Angel Walk helps cancer patients and their families by providing a bridge to ease financial burdens such as food, rent, fuel, car repair, and other expenses, so the family can focus on fighting the disease.

Each year, students across PA raise money to help kids who are fighting a tough fight against cancer. In 2012, they raised over 10 million dollars through THON events! The Beecher family is featured in this new documentary that chronicles the student-run philanthropy, THON, and the children, families, and students who are changed by their experience.

Before an advance screening at witf of the new WPSU documentary, "Why We Dance: The Story of THON," Shane Beecher painted a moving portrait of his young son Charlie's cancer journey- from the anguish of a diagnosis to the comfort that the doctors, nurses, child life specialist and music therapists offered the family along the way. The Four Diamonds Fund & THON made this possible. 

Linda Fisher, a breast cancer survivor, recalls people saying, “I don’t know what to say or do,” when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2003. They tended to back up, making her feel at times like she had a contagious disease. “Staying away is not the answer when a friend is facing cancer,” she says.

It was October 31st, 2011, the last day of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when Shelly Lipscomb Echeverria heard the words: "You have cancer."

(Lancaster) -- Two major midstate health care providers are joining together today to offer their services to more people. Hospice of Lancaster County and York County-based WellSpan Health are partnering to form "Hospice and Community Care."

“Wings of Angels to me means comfort,” says breast cancer survivor Linda Fischer. She knows just how important comfort can be after an involved surgery like a mastectomy. That’s why she started a recovery care basket business, Wings of Angels, which provides care and hope to women who are recovering from breast cancer surgery.

PinnacleHealth is hosting a new support group designed especially for young women facing breast or ovarian cancer: Young Cancer Survivor Group for Women.

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