Category Archives: Cancer

Part ways with that last cigarette

If you knew smokers die 10 years earlier than non-smokers, would you stop lighting up?

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Living stronger

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants improve cardio endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and balance.      Photo credit: Seth Nenstiel Derek, age 41, was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.  His aggressive treatment protocol killed the cancer, but at the same time severely … Continue reading

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Why I’m dressing in blue today, and why you should, too

Today is Dress in Blue Day, as so deemed by the Colon Cancer Alliance. I will be wearing blue today, and here is why: One month before my father was set to walk me down the aisle, he had to … Continue reading

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Free Cancer Survivor Program available in Hanover

In 2008, the YMCA of the USA, in partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, created an outcome-based 12-week physical activity program for adult survivors. In 2012, the YMCA of York and York County was chosen to implement the free small-group program … Continue reading

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Dover Township woman battles through breast cancer on horse farm

Holly Sands has never been one to take it easy. The 53-year-old Dover Township woman never let anything keep her from her family’s horse farm, even when she battled breast cancer. While doing a breast self-exam, she found a lump … Continue reading

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Red Lion woman to bike 150 miles to benefit Johns Hopkins Hospital

When Amber Warrington hops on her stationary bike in the basement of her Red Lion home, she is focused. Head straight, eyes set ahead, she leans in to the handle bars and steadies her legs on the peddles. The 38-year-old … Continue reading

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Blindsided: Healthy living advocate battles eye cancer

I got an email Thursday evening from one of our regular No Sweat, York contributors, Cori Strathmeyer, with some bad news. As the director of healthy living at YMCA of York County, Cori has shared with us her many tips … Continue reading

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April declared National Cancer Control Month

National Cancer Control Month is a time to focus on prevention, according to the American Cancer Society. President Barack Obama in an official proclamation marking April as National Cancer Control Month made note of how much we’ve accomplished in the … Continue reading

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Learn sun safety at YMCA seminar

Protecting your skin in the sun goes beyond summer days at the beach. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Basal cell and squamous cell … Continue reading

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York woman, diagnosed in her 20s, lives with cancer for more than a decade

Utrena Woodard was diagnosed with stage four metastatic breast cancer when she was 26. More than a decade later, the disease hasn’t stopped her from living her life.

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