Cancer can take a tremendous physical, emotional, and mental toll on those diagnosed with the disease. But how do doctors and scientists, who are charged with treating survivors and conducting cancer research, cope with the disease? What's it like to tell a patient he or she has cancer, or to work tirelessly to come one step closer to finding a cure?
April has been designated nationally as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. This cancer affects 37,000 Americans a year. Oral cancers are also labeled head and neck cancers and include such structures as the tonsils, tongue ,nose , cheek, parotid and the larynx (voice box). When found in the early stage, these cancers can be curable.
(Chester, PA) -- The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 50,000 Americans will die from colorectal cancer this year, and another 143,000 cases are expected to be diagnosed. March also marks National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Researchers in California discovered that dogs can smell cancer on a human’s breath with 99 percent accuracy. Now, new technology mimics a dog’s olfactory sense to sniff out cancers.
CARLISLE, PA—Carlisle Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce a new lung cancer screening program, designed to detect the early signs of lung cancer in individuals who may be at high risk for developing lung cancer.
Carlisle, Pa., March 6, 2012– Carlisle Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center have signed an agreement that will expand the range, comprehensiveness and quality of oncology services to patients at CRMC through affiliation with Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute.
A new study suggests that the 6 to 10 percent of Americans who use prescription sleep medications such as Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata are more likely to develop cancer, and far more likely to die prematurely, compared to those who take no sleep aids.
(Columbus, OH) -- Many times, members of Amish communities view things differently than the rest of the world, including the role of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
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?