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UV Safety Month

July is National Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month.  The purpose of the month is to raise awareness of the dangers of UV radiation and spread the word about how important it is to protect everyone’s skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Ultraviolet radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation that comes from the sun

Preventing and Treating the World’s Most Common Cancer

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is by far the most common cancer.  One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. 

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness

 April is National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month.  Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, sinuses/nasal cavity, salivary glands, and neck tissues. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that over 65,000 Americans will develop head and neck in the United States this year. Head and neck cancers are curable

Treating Cancers of the Digestive System with Radiation Therapy

Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer is a term for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system. This includes cancers of the esophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel (large intestine or colon and rectum), and anus. The symptoms for GI cancer relate to the organ affected and can include obstruction (blockage) leading to difficulty

Cancer Prevention during a Pandemic

With February being recognized as National Cancer Prevention Month, now is a good time to discuss cancer, and most importantly, how to prevent it. According to the recent 2021 Facts and Figures released by the American Cancer Society (ACS), a substantial proportion of cancers could be prevented, including all cancers caused by tobacco use and

Cancer Screen Week 2020

Cancer Screen Week 2020According to the American Cancer Society, almost 607,000 people are expected to die from cancer in 2020. Regular screening can help find certain cancers early when they are most likely to be treated successfully. This Cancer Screen Week (Dec 7-11), learn more on the potentially lifesaving benefits of cancer screening and find

Cancer Care Close to Home

When you are diagnosed with cancer, having high-quality cancer treatment options near your home, work, and family is important. Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is stressful enough, you should not have to worry about where your treatments are going to be and how far away they are.  You want your cancer treatments to affect your

Treating Prostate Cancer with Radiation Therapy

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men.  Approximately 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.  The ACS also predicts that over 8,300 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Pennsylvania this year alone. If you, or

National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  Driven by advancement in research, surgical techniques, genetic discoveries, and much more, it has never been a better time to take action on brain tumors. The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), an organization whose mission is to unrelentingly invest in, mobilize, and unite our community to discover a

National Radon Action Month

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.  In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless

Treating Pancreatic Cancer with Radiation Therapy

November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and according to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and is the only one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers with a five-year relative survival rate in the single digits, at just six percent. 

Understanding Skin Cancer

Kids are out of school, families are taking vacations, and more people are outside enjoying the warm weather.  It’s official, summer is here.  With summer fun comes summer sun, and it’s important to understand the effect the sun is having on our bodies. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common

Celebrating Cancer Survivors

June is National Cancer Survivor Month and June 4th is National Cancer Survivors Day®. National Cancer Survivors Day is a day to celebrate and recognize cancer survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, and, most importantly, to celebrate life. As part of the 30th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, cancer survivors and supporters in communities around the

Head and Neck Cancer

Annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week is April 2-9, 2017.  According to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA), an organization dedicated to the prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation of oral, head and neck cancer through public awareness, research, advocacy and survivorship, head and neck cancers account for approximately three percent of all

National Cancer Prevention Month

February is National Cancer Prevention Month and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), an American cancer research organization associated with the World Cancer Research Fund, estimates that approximately one-third of cases of the most common cancers in the U.S. could be prevented by eating healthy, being active, and staying lean.  That’s an estimated 374,000

Prostate Cancer: Know Your Options

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  The month is observed by health experts, advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health.  Designating a month for the disease serves the purpose of increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health and screenings, educating about risk factors and symptoms, and advocating for further research on

Treating Cancer with Radiation Therapy

When it comes to fighting cancer, there is more than one treatment option.  In fact, there are many types of treatment and advances in cancer treatment are happening every day.  The types of treatment that you have will depend on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is.  Some people with cancer

Treating the World’s Most Common Cancer

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the only international organization devoted solely to education, prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment of the world’s most common cancer, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.  Skin cancer occurs when there are abnormalities in the cells that make up the skin. 

Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month.  From a leased space in a former high school to a dedicated office with six different types of radiation therapy treatments, the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton has taken care of generations of cancer patients in our community.  The history of the

Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness

June is National Cancer Survivor Month.  It is a month dedicated to celebrating and recognizing those who have survived cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national public health institute

Brain Tumors

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  According to the National Brain Tumor Society, who is committed to improving the lives of all those affected by brain tumors, more than 69,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor this year.  A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain or

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

April is National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month and April 10 – 16, 2016 is National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.   According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery), each year, more than 55,000 Americans will develop cancer of the head and neck (most of which is preventable)

Cancer Patients Who Miss Radiation Treatments at High Risk for Relapse

According to a new study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, cancer patients who miss two or more radiation treatment sessions are at increased risk for a return of their cancer.   The study, which was conducted at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) and the Albert Einstein Cancer

Recognizing National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March

In 2000, March was officially designated as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colon cancer awareness by wearing blue (on the first Friday of March), holding

Do These Three Things to Help Prevent Cancer

If your New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy is already losing steam, February, which is National Cancer Prevention Month, is a great time to give yourself a second chance.  Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk.  The Centers for Disease Control

Treating Cervical Cancer with Radiation Therapy

Over 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States every year.  That is 33 women a day.  Unlike some other cancers, cervical cancer is not considered to be passed down through family genes.  It is caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV).  When a female is infected with these types of

Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton: Year in Review

The Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton has had an amazing year and we would like to thank our staff and physician team for their hard work, the community for their support, and most importantly, our patients for trusting us to take care of them.  The past year has been a busy one and we were

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is recognized nationwide during the month of October.  It is an annual health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure.  The national campaign also offers information and support to those affected

Men’s Cancer Screening Checklist

Cancer Treatment Center at Hazelton encourages you to check the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines to find out about important cancer screening tests for men.  

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September in the United States by health experts and advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health.  Designating a month for the disease serves the purpose of increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health and screenings, educating about risk factors and symptoms, and advocating for

Radiation Therapy Treatment for Skin Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States.  More than 80,000 new cases of melanoma skin cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and early detection is critical for survival.  Skin cancer occurs when there

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  The event started back in 1995 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day.  As the lung cancer community and the lung cancer movement grew, the awareness activities increased and the day matured into Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  During the month, people throughout the country come together to support the lung

Cancer Treatment Center at Hazelton Hosts Prostate Cancer Presentations

Cancer Treatment Center at Hazelton recently hosted two prostate cancer presentations at their facility on Thursday, September 24, in recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  The presentations were free and open to the public.  One was held at noon and a light lunch was served, and one was held at 5:00 p.m. and a