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A majority of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will succumb to the disease. But, Dr. Dennis Johnson, a surgical oncologist in York, PA says that there are long-term survivors and treatment shouldn't be dismissed when a person is diagnosed.  Norma Warfel, one of Dr. Johnson’s patients, has survived for ten years and is looking forward to another ten.

This special Smart Talk and Facing Cancer Together community forum explores what it means to survive a cancer diagnosis and how survivorship presents new challenges and opportunities to patients.

Hearing the words, "you have cancer," is life altering.  Hearing the words, "You are a cancer survivor," is life affirming.  Smart Talk and Facing Cancer Together  explore what it means to survive a cancer diagnosis and how survivorship presents new challenges and opportunities to patients.

Colon cancer survivor, Lynn Eib, is a patient advocate who provides emotional and spiritual support to cancer patients.  She also runs several support groups to help people process their emotions and connect with other people on a similar journey.   She thinks support groups are a very important part of the healing process because they are a safe place to laugh, cry and share with others who are walking in the same shoes.

For Jerod Bangert and his mother Abby Shireman, the Highmark Caring Place provided hope and healing after the loss of Jerod’s dad to pancreatic cancer.

Imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.  Radiologists like PinnacleHealth's Dr. Jonathan Stephenson, interpret the X-Rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, MRI's and PET scans and look for what is causing the problems.

When Ken Bazaar was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he turned to Wikipedia for information on his diagnosis.  He found links and information that brought him up-to-date on the disease and what he was facing, and it ultimately helped him to decide which treatment was right for him.

Cancers of the colon and the rectum are the third most common cancer in US men and women.  The American Cancer Society estimates that there will101,340 new cases of colon cancer in 2011.  And, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.  But, there’s good news.

1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime That's why ZERO, the Project to End Prostate Cancer is organizing events across the country, like the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge, to raise awareness and raise funds for research.

Olivia's House is a grief and loss center in York, PA designed to help children cope with the loss of a loved one.  Olivia's House founder and bereavement specialist, Leslie Delp, says that  when a child's family member is facing a terminal diagnosis, there can be some anticipatory grief.  But, one way to prepare and cope when the end is near, is to give what she calls "the gift of goodbye."

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