Regrowing & caring for hair after chemo

It can be nerve-wracking to wait for hair to regrow after chemotherapy. But patience and understanding the road ahead can assuage any fears breast cancer patients may have about regrowing their …

Explaining metastatic cancer

Understanding metastatic cancer can help recently diagnosed men and women better comprehend their disease and their prognosis. Cancer survival rates are on the rise, and that rise can be credited …

Understanding family cancer syndromes

Few, if any, families have not been affected by cancer. While no individual or family is immune to cancer, some families may be more at risk of developing certain types of cancer than others. In …

Breast cancer's stages

When receiving treatment for breast cancer, women will learn about cancer staging. Determining the stage of the cancer helps patients and their doctors figure out the prognosis, develop a treatment …

After a mastectomy and how to prepare beforehand

The removal of one or both breasts as a treatment for breast cancer, or for those who are genetically predisposed to cancer, may involve removing just the breast tissue or, in some cases, the lymph …

Make bedtime a breeze

New moms and dads face many obstacles once they leave the hospital and take their babies home. Parents often find that sleep schedules are a significant challenge, and one that won’t …

Coping with an empty nest

Empty nest syndrome is real, but there are many ways to move past the mixed emotions synonymous with this phenomenon. Mothers spend 18 years or more devoted to their children, and often their …

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The education of cancer

“Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick,” Susan Sontag wrote in …

Fudgy cupcakes are a gooey masterpiece

Baking homemade treats is a great way to spend time with family in the kitchen. It’s easy to craft creative and decadent desserts throughout the year, and controlling portion sizes and using …

Fight the Good Fight

What do people always say in times of dire circumstances?  “Have faith.”  I believe in the wisdom of that. It takes the sting out of the sucker punch from a cancer …

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Menopause & breast cancer

While menopause itself is not a risk for breast or other cancers, it’s important to know that some symptom treatments and other factors can increase the risk for cancer among menopausal …

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Family Planning supporters at state capitol

A group known as Harrisburg Stands with Planned Parenthood gathered on the steps of the state Capitol Sept. 15 to “tell Congress they must pass the Title X Protection to safeguard access to …

Group's monthly meeting Oct. 9

Lenker Manor – Paxtang Women’s Club welcomes Capital Area Girls on the Run Club

Members of the Lenker Manor - Paxtang Women’s Club will welcome representatives of the Capital Area Girls on the Run Club to the club's October meeting Wed., Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. The meeting will …