Lucky 13-A Male Breast Cancer Story

Posted October 20th, 2021

Thanks to Harvey Singer for sharing this blog, originally published on the HIS Breast Cancer Awareness website. Learn more about male breast cancer, genetic risk, and resources offered through HIS Breast Cancer here. Thirteen years ago, this week, I heard those infamous words: “Mr. Singer, sir you have breast cancer!” It was not that shocking […]


All in the Family – A Story about Genetics and Breast Cancer

Posted October 12th, 2021

Melissa Hodgson, her mom, and sister share a lot in common—great smiles, blond hair, and little did they know, a BRCA gene mutation. A BRCA mutation increases the risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers in both women and men. The family had absolutely no idea they were at risk until Melissa was […]


Apple Season is Here!

Posted October 1st, 2021

Hello and welcome Fall, it’s nice to see you again! This time of year brings a bounty of delicious produce and today’s feature is all about a fall favorite: apples – a versatile and nutritious fruit! Let’s take a look: Fun and Fast Facts Did you know? Pennsylvania produces 400-500 million pounds of apples per […]


Foodie Friday: Butternut Squash Macaroni Casserole

Posted September 24th, 2021

As we move into fall, grocery stores and farmer’s markets are moving beautiful, health-filled butternut squash to their produce sections! When I saw this recipe from our nutritionists, I realize this also is a perfect fall recipe for those of us who also love, love, love macaroni!  Pasta plus vitamin-packed squash….that is a great idea. Did […]


Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Spotlight on the PrE0506/DREAM3R Clinical Trial

Posted September 23rd, 2021

Although mesothelioma typically develops in the lining surrounding the lungs—about 75% – 80% of the time—it is not actually a type of lung cancer. Instead, it is a rare cancer that may begin in the lining of different parts of the body, including the abdomen, heart, and testicles. It makes sense, then, that Mesothelioma Awareness […]


Foodie Fridays: Apple Bok Choy Salad

Posted September 17th, 2021

While the temps may still be in the 80’s, apple season is upon us! Give this Apple Bok Choy salad a try!  It is easy, healthy and oh so yummy. It is also a good transition into fall salad.   Prep Time: 20 minutes slicing and dicing time Servings: 2 hefty portions Ingredients: 6 cups finely chopped […]


September 11, 2001 – Strength is Not Always Unyielding

Posted September 11th, 2021

Today marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. As a way to honor the lives lost and help those personally affected, Ali Lopes shares the story of her dad, Sal, and how we can all respect and remember that day. We thank Ali for sharing her story with our readers. Like many, my family experienced an unfathomable […]


A Summer Poem

Posted August 20th, 2021

From Blossoms From blossoms comes this brown paper bag of peaches we bought from the boy at the bend in the road where we turned toward the signs painted Peaches. From laden boughs, from hands, from sweet fellowship in the bins, comes nectar at the roadside, succulent peaches we devour, dusty skin and all, comes […]


Embracing Lung Cancer Survivorship

Posted August 3rd, 2021

August 1st is World Lung Cancer Day (#WLCD2021) – a day to raise awareness about lung cancer risk, screening, treatment, and survivorship. As lung cancer screening is helping detect cancers earlier, there are more people thriving after lung cancer. In addition, the advances in treatment have helped some people live with lung cancer for longer. […]


Cancer Rehabilitation Starts at Diagnosis: Part II

Posted July 13th, 2021

Cancer Rehabilitation: An Invaluable Service but a PR Challenge In part 1 of this blog, I told you about the ways that cancer rehabilitation (rehab) providers can help people with cancer, from the time of diagnosis through well into survivorship. After reading that you may have thought why don’t all people get this? I often […]