Cancer news in brief for the week of July 9th

The world's fastest camera, developed by UCLA engineers, is being used to detect rogue cancer cells.

Radio Smart Talk for Friday, June 29:

Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act is being called one of the most important rulings in 80 years.

News for the week of June 28th 2012

The Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s health care overhaul law with a 5-4 vote on Thursday. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the court’s four more liberal members with his deciding vote.

Hershey, PA (June 18, 2012)- The Hope Lodge of Central Pennsylvania will hold a grand reopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 20, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hope Lodge, 125 Lucy Avenue in Hummelstown, PA, to celebrate the Lodge’s renovation and interior makeover project.

“The neat thing about golf is that every day, even if playing the same course, you have unique challenges: different weather, wind terrain, the surroundings always changing.  You have to adapt your skills to meet the changing demand.  And the life lesson is that you have to be wiling to adapt your path in life to meet whatever challenges come your way.”  This is the philosophy of PGA golf pro, father and twenty plus year cancer survivor, Ben Witter.

When Joy Lindsay was diagnosed with bi-lateral breast cancer in Oct 2010, she wanted two things more than anything else: to be able to drive ad to be able to keep working. Joy has been an employee at Harsco for 25 years and is currently the Corporate Communications Administrative Assistant there.

What is Cancer Research? A recent study done by witf as part of Facing Cancer Together indicated that there are many people that believe there is a cure for cancer that the research industry is hiding to protect their profits. I realize many who believe this won’t be so easily swayed as to believe me but perhaps if I explain a little bit about cancer research and clinical trials there will be a better understanding of the whole process.

Why is it important to have a conversation about minorities and cancer?   Dr. Oralia Dominic of Penn State Hershey College of Medicine says, “When you hear the word ‘cancer,’ you associate it with a death sentence. 20 or 30 years ago, there wasn’t a lot of hope. But today, in 2012, we are more advanced in what we know and the tools that are available to detect and, treat and prevent the disease.  My hopes for this conversation are that individuals are inspired and encouraged to take action and take control of their health.“

Cancer News May 23, 2012

New lung cancer screening guidelines now recommend annual scans but only for an older group (aged 55 to 74) of current or former heavy smokers.  As the risks of screening younger or older smokers or nonsmokers outweigh any benefits.

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