In 2010, fewer than half of girls aged 13-17 had received even just one dose of the vaccine against hpv, while only 32% had received the recommended 3 doses. This, as the death rate from hpv-associated cancers is growing.
Registration is at 9am. The walk starts at 10am, at Jack Curtis Stadium in Pennsauken.
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health posted a Smoking exhibit in the lobby of the Criminal Justice Center on Thursday in honor of World No Tobacco Day.
According to a new study, smoking fewer than five cigarettes a day, commonly known as light smoking, triples the risk of dying of heart disease or lung cancer in men. In women the increased risk of lung cancer was five times greater.
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in this country and now researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have discovered a link between the female hormone estrogen and the disease.
Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno is back in the hospital. His family says he was admitted Friday for observation due to minor complications from cancer treatments.
A quick and easy way to find early stage lung cancer. It could save thousands of live. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl says researchers here in Philadelphia are getting close to making that dream a reality.
Scott Paterno said in a statement provided to The Associated Press by a family representative on Friday that the 84-year-old Joe Paterno is undergoing treatment and that “his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery.”
There is a report in the British Journal of Clinical Practice that looks at an inexpensive way to help find out who is at risk for problems like lung cancer and certain gastrointestinal cancers.
Atlantic City and casino officials are mostly failing to enforce the measure that bans smoking on most areas of casino floors, according to a published report.
Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital are looking at using a test to measure children’s exposure to tobacco smoke. The hope is it will encourage their parents to quit – or smoke outside.
A lung cancer specialist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital finds a possible link between the difficulty of quitting smoking and lung cancer.
It is a well-known fact that cigarette smoking can increase the risk of lung cancer, but according to a report in the British Medical Journal, it can play a role in the development of breast cancer as well.
If you are a smoker, or if you smoked for many years, you are at far greater risk for developing emphysema or chronic bronchitis—both grouped as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.
Hundreds of people are gathering at Cooper River Park tomorrow, for a lung cancer walk in memory of a Mount Laurel, NJ woman who fought for a cure.
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