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Why We Dance: The Story of THON  is a documentary project in development that will chronicle the student-run philanthropy, THON, and the children, families, and students who are changed by their experience.

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.

(Austin, TX) -- Several years ago, it was difficult to walk down the street without seeing someone sporting a bright yellow wristband with the phrase "Live Strong" on it. The Lance Armstrong Foundation still sells these popular rubber wristbands today and has raked in millions of dollars to help raise cancer awareness.

“Our goal is to make sure that everyone feels welcome when they come in, and that we let them know that we’re here for them.” Those are the words of five-year breast cancer survivor Diana Klunk about the store she founded called LifeChanges Boutique.

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

“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.

If you're out and about this summer, you might spot Dr. Steven Pandelidis, a surgical oncologist with Apple Hill Surgical Associates in York, PA. He says, "I do a lot of outdoor activities and triathlons, and I see a lot of people running around. If I see a funny-looking mole, I tell them to get it looked at."

(Boston, MA) -- From close-to-home "staycations" to overseas visits, many central Pennsylvanians are traveling this summer season. But one oncologist says receiving a cancer diagnosis doesn't necessarily mean a person has to miss out on vacation.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. It is diagnosed in more than two million people each year. Yet, many Americans, especially during the summer months, continue to expose themselves to the harmful rays of the sun without protection while they work, play or are on vacation. Would you know how to recognize skin cancer’s warning signs?

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