The confusing and ever-changing world of Papanicolaou (Pap) testing has just taken another turn thanks to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) publication of new guidelines for cervical cancer screening. The new recommendations were released this past March with the hallmark being less frequent testing and the confusion and frustration has already started.
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.
[Harrisburg], May 17, 2012 – A new survey from the American Cancer Society finds women are 10 percent less likely than men to make time for physical activities they enjoy and that 40 percent of women said they would be more physically active in their free time if it felt less like work and more like play.
As a result, the American Cancer Society’s Choose You movement is calling on women to help close this gap and to discover fun ways to get active with its 100,000 Acts of Play Challenge.
(Harrisburg) -- For the second year in a row, the witf Multimedia News Department has been honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) with six 2012 regional Edward R. Murrow awards in recognition of the best in broadcast and digital journalism.
(Mount Joy) -- More than fifteen years ago, scores of firefighters from Central Pennsylvania helped put out a fire at the PennDOT headquarters in Harrisburg. Later, they'd find out they were exposed to asbestos and other substances that could lead to lung cancer.
“I would never take my child to the funeral. She doesn’t understand anyway.”
“I figure I'll just take the pictures down of Nana for a while. Being reminded of her will only upset my son more.”
“My teenager doesn’t talk about his dad anymore. I’m so glad he is over that.”
“I’m afraid I’m gonna say something wrong so I won’t say anything at all."
Can you relate to some of these comments about the way that children grieve? You’re not alone.
Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that they are able to use PET scans to predict increased survival in cancer patients after just a single cycle of neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
By checking YES on line 35 of the PA 40 income tax form, Pennsylvanians have contributed nearly $3 million for cancer research.