Friday, September 30, 2016 Elul 27, 5776
New breast-cancer initiative finds a home with Yad B'Yad
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In an atmosphere that was upbeat and inspiring -- with breast-cancer survivors, caregivers and well-wishers on hand -- the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia recently launched its new breast-cancer initiative, Yad B'Yad ("Hand in Hand"). Each of the 40 women in attendance received a small shopping bag containing information about the program, in addition to a telling...
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Computer programs designed to help radiologists could identify more cases of breast cancer, but they might also increase the number of false-positive results, which can lead to biopsies in healthy women, according to a recent systematic review. Using computer-aided detection mammography, "you do catch some cases that would have been missed if the mammogram had been read only by a...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, but as a film shows, it's a sobering, year-round concern
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
October has traditionally been labeled Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, taking a look at the two dozen or so women gathered in the Frobese Conference Center Auditorium at Abington Memorial Hospital recently, every month -- indeed, every day -- should be a cause for awareness and concern. And so, in order to face, understand and discuss risks, AMH hosted a...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Because of advances in medicine and more emphasis on healthy living, people in the United States are living longer. In fact, according to recent statistics, by the year 2050, 79 million people will be older than 65. That's the good news. The bad news is that the single, greatest risk factor for developing cancer is aging. According to studies by...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In its role of caring for and counseling newly diagnosed cancer patients -- as well as the afflicted no longer in remission and caregivers of cancer patients -- the Wellness Community of Philadelphia has been recognized for its outreach and assistance. As part of its ongoing mission to spread awareness about cancer-related programs and services, TWCP held its 10th annual...
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