Fighting Cancer

Breast Cancer Action Group Helps Women Tackle Disease Via Support, Outreach

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Susan Hyman was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, the same disease that took her sister at just 46 years old. Today, Hyman, who received...

New Korman Respiratory Institute a Breath of Fresh Air

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One in four Americans suffers from serious chronic or life-threatening respiratory diseases. Jane Korman, who was diagnosed with lung cancer 10 years ago, was...

Are Ashkenazi Jews More Susceptible to Breast Cancer?

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Dr. Lisa Jablon has seen many strides in breast cancer treatment since she first entered the field about 30 years ago. The Cheltenham native, who...
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Ten Years After Breaking Ground, Or Hadash Life Cycle Garden Still Inspires

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On a cool fall morning, light streams into the many windows of Fort Washington’s Or Hadash synagogue, an exquisite shingle-style stone building designed in...
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Creating Community During and After Cancer

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Its very name gives you an indication of what Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) hopes for women: to truly live beyond their diagnosis. When radiation...
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Making the Breast of a Bad Situation

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Farrell Friedenberg wants to help women who have had mastectomies, lumpectomies or reconstruction surgeries feel “whole” again. Women who have battled breast cancer — the...
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10-Year-Old Fights Cancer With Fundraiser to Help Others

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Maya Rigler's recent cancer relapse, after eight years in remission, led her to launch a new fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which puts...
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Local Lawyer and Legendary Rocker Unite to Fight Teen Cancer

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Roger Daltrey of The Who joins forces with a Philadelphia lawyer to open the Teen Cancer America program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Howard...
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A Front-Row Seat to Battling Breast Cancer

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This local dancer/writer/actress staged her response to surviving breast cancer in a one-woman show. Imagine that your life’s work demanded a fit body, a sense...
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Here Comes the Sun — and Melanoma in Its Aftermath

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Despite warnings about the dangers of too much sun exposure, men and women in their 20s and 30s are increasingly falling victim to melanoma,...