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  • Laboratory Analysis of Electronic Cigarettes Conducted By FDA

    FDA conducted a preliminary analysis on some samples of electronic cigarettes and components from two leading brands. Due to the variability among products, this analysis should not be used to draw conclusions about what substances are or are not present in particular electronic cigarettes or brands of electronic cigarettes.

    Posted 06.28.13

  • New Analysis: Lifting Weights Helps Survivors

    Carrying a computer, picking up a child or walking up the stairs are a few of the many daily functions that can challenge cancer patients and survivors with limited muscle strength. A new analysis of the research now suggests that lifting weights, sit-ups and other forms of resistance exercise can help survivors both during and after treatment gain muscle strength, reduce body fat and improve fatigue.

    Posted 06.21.13

  • The ABCDE's of Melanoma

    Even if you have carefully practiced sun safety all summer, it's important to continue being vigilant about your skin in fall, winter, and beyond. Throughout the year, you should examine your skin head-to-toe once a month, looking for any suspicious lesions. Self-exams can help you identify potential skin cancers early, when they can almost always be completely cured.

    Posted 05.17.13

  • Sunscreens Explained

    The sunscreen aisle of a drugstore offers lots of choices, but which one is right for you? We show you how to find the sunscreen that best fits your lifestyle.

    Posted 05.17.13

  • Erie County woman fights cancer while pregnant

    Jenise Kaliszewski had been trying to get pregnant for less than a month when she first noticed a painful lump near her left armpit in June 2012.

    Posted 05.14.13

  • Great Grains!

    Start by adding more whole grains. In addition to being rich in vitamins and minerals, whole grains contain fiber which may help reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

    Posted 04.23.13

  • Help Keep Prescription Medicine Away From Children and Out of Our Water Supply

    Safely dispose of your unused or unwanted medication at one of Erie County’s Medreturn units.

    Posted 04.15.13

  • Who is a Cancer Survivor?

    I would suspect if you asked five cancer patients and five oncology clinicians the definition of “cancer survivor” you would get ten different answers. The intent of the phrase at its inception in the late 1980’s was to bring thoughts of triumph and victory, to bring a psychologically motivating element to this devastating diagnosis.

    Posted 04.10.13

  • Behind the Scenes of Comprehensive Cancer Care

    Chances are you haven’t given much thought to what goes on at The Regional Cancer Center, unless you’ve needed cancer care. And when you or someone you love does, what goes on here may be all you think about. Either way, you should know that it is extraordinary for a community our size to have the comprehensive and sophisticated services that are available at RCC. Fueling that engine, the depth and breadth of our program behind the scenes may surprise you.

    Posted 04.04.13

  • Change is Constant

    From the Chairman of the Board: Change is constant. Clinical advances that bring so much positive change in healthcare keep us looking for what’s next. RCC’s Executive Director, John Girard, has announced his resignation to take on his next professional challenge.

    Posted 04.01.13

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