Fighting Cancer

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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