cancer http://wamc.org en Concerns Remain Over Smokeless Tobacco, Blamed In Tony Gwynn's Death http://wamc.org/post/concerns-remain-over-smokeless-tobacco-blamed-tony-gwynns-death <p></p><p>The baseball world is mourning the death of Tony Gwynn. One of the all-time baseball greats died this week at the age of 54 from oral cancer. Gwynn, who spent his entire career with the San Diego Padres, like many of his fellow players, used smokeless tobacco. Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who said he never smoked or used smokeless tobacco, recently announced that his oral cancer had returned and has undergone additional surgery. Despite efforts to discourage its use, some baseball players still use smokeless tobacco, a leading cause of oral cancers, according to Dr. Todd Doyle, Chief of Radiation Oncology at New York Oncology-Hematology. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:34:26 +0000 Brian Shields 92875 at http://wamc.org Concerns Remain Over Smokeless Tobacco, Blamed In Tony Gwynn's Death The Book Show #1339 - Roddy Doyle http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1339-roddy-doyle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>More than 20 years after his debut as a fiction writer, Booker Prize winning author, <a href="http://www.roddydoyle.ie/">Roddy Doyle</a>, returns to the man who started it all: Jimmy Rabbit.</p><p>His new novel, <em>The Guts</em>, is a follow up to his first novel, <em>The Commitments</em> – which opened this past October as a musical on London’s West End.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85849 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1339 - Roddy Doyle Surgeon General On Smoking: Enough Is Enough http://wamc.org/post/surgeon-general-smoking-enough-enough <p>Those health warnings on the side of a package or carton of cigarettes are well-established and have become more severe and graphic over the years. That warning from the Surgeon General was the result of a landmark 1964 report by the Surgeon General, establishing a link between cigarettes and heart disease and cancer. Fifty years later, the acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, says progress has been made, but smoking remains a serious health problem. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Brian Shields 83653 at http://wamc.org Surgeon General On Smoking: Enough Is Enough The Book Show #1334 - Eve Ensler http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1334-eve-ensler <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Playwright, author and activist <a href="http://www.eveensler.org/">Eve Ensler </a>traces many paths of reconnection in her memoir, <em>In the Body of the World</em>.</p><p>It is the path of reconnection with her body, after she is diagnosed with cancer; with the people of the world, in the face of injustice and abuse; and with the earth.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83339 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1334 - Eve Ensler Sean Philpott: Rage Against The Dying Of The Light http://wamc.org/post/sean-philpott-rage-against-dying-light <p>Until last week, most people had never heard of Lisa Bonchek Adams. A devoted wife and mother to three young children, Ms. Adams has been battling end-stage cancer for the last seven years.&nbsp; This 44-year-old Connecticut woman has chosen to fight her disease tooth and nail, including enrolling in a clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:50:00 +0000 Sean Philpott 81973 at http://wamc.org "The Priority List" By David Mansche http://wamc.org/post/priority-list-david-mansche <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>David Menasche lived for his work as a high school English teacher. When a six-year battle with brain cancer ultimately stole David’s vision, memory, mobility, and—most tragically of all—his ability to continue teaching, he was devastated by the thought that he would no longer have the chance to impact his students’ lives each day.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81986 at http://wamc.org "The Priority List" By David Mansche Shine A Light Lung Cancer Vigil http://wamc.org/post/shine-light-lung-cancer-vigil <p></p><p>More than 90 communities across the&nbsp;country take part in the<a href="http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/shinealightonlungcancer/"> Lung Cancer Alliance's Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigi</a>l throughout the month of November. A Vigil at Albany Medical Center - Hilton Garden Inn will take place Thursday night, November 14th at 5:30pm.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Alliance is looking to advocate for public health dollars for research for cheap, widely available early detection like a blood&nbsp;or urine tests, and provide patient support services. And they look to triple lung cancer survivorship by 2020. Joining us to tell us more:</span></p><p>Dr. Hilton Hossanah is here, he is a Thoracic Surgeon and Assistant Professor at Albany Medical Center. We also welcome Betsy McPhail:&nbsp; She built a network of support as a caregiver, which gave her the support she needed to get through.&nbsp;Her 20's something sister was diagnosed and died from lung cancer. And Phyllis Goldstein is Director of Lung Cancer Alliance New York and a never smoker survivor who found the path of advocacy to honor the death of her best friend and her father to lung cancer.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & 77493 at http://wamc.org Shine A Light Lung Cancer Vigil Kingston's Oncology Support Program Memoir Group http://wamc.org/post/kingstons-oncology-support-program-memoir-group <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There is a remarkable new anthology - </span><a href="http://www.holdingonlettinggomemoir.org/holgm/"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">holding on, letting go</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that collects stories by people who've learned to look death in the eye and to savor life's gifts.</span></p><p>Bestselling author Abigail Thomas leads the Memoir Group at <a href="http://www.hahv.org/archives/service/cancer-support-program">Kingston's Oncology Support Program </a>of the <a href="http://www.hahv.org/">HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley</a>. In 2011, after her daughter was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, Thomas volunteered to lead a five-week writing workshop. Nearly two years later, it's still going strong.</p><p>Abigail Thomas joins us along with Barbara Sarah, a breast cancer survivor, and one of book’s 15 contributors who founded the Oncology Support Program. We are also joined by two other contributors: Carol Dwyer and Craig Mawhirt.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77075 at http://wamc.org Kingston's Oncology Support Program Memoir Group Choosing Heroes, Friends, Life - "Survival Lessons" From Alice Hoffman http://wamc.org/post/choosing-heroes-friends-life-survival-lessons-alice-hoffman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616203145/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1616203145&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Survival Lessons</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1616203145" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, Alice Hoffman - one of America&#39;s most beloved writers - shares her suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times.</p><p>Wise, gentle, and wry, Alice Hoffman teaches all of us how to choose what matters most.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75782 at http://wamc.org Choosing Heroes, Friends, Life - "Survival Lessons" From Alice Hoffman Essay - Five Years Later http://wamc.org/post/essay-five-years-later <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.stevelewiswriter.com">Steve Lewis</a> is a member of the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute faculty and freelance writer. He has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Spirituality and Health, and a biblically long list of parenting magazines and books (7 kids, 16 grandchildren). He is also a contributing writer for Talking Writing Magazine.</p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Steve Lewis 73440 at http://wamc.org