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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year.

Cancer touches everyone. About half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop some form of cancer during their lifetimes. More than 1.5 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year, and there are millions of people living who have survived cancer. 

Jazz musician and composer Zac Greenberg’s album Unexpected Journey was recorded live at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout last April, during a fundraiser for the Barrett Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati. 

Approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year in America, and about 4,000 more will die from cervical cancer. Early detection is critical in treating both diseases and reducing mortality rates, but there is a continuing debate over when and how often women should get screened, and which tests should be used, for both forms of cancer.

  On March 30, CET, KET and other PBS stations will begin airing a new 6-hour Ken Burns production, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. The documentary, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, takes a detailed look at one of our most dreaded diseases. Joining us for a preview of the film and to discuss what we know, and don'’t know, about cancer, are physicians with the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, Dr. Rebecca Cornelius, Dr. John Morris, and Dr. Thomas Herzog.

  There are approximately 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. Once their treatment for cancer ends, many of these individuals find it difficult to make the transition to what becomes their new normal, where they must adjust to new feelings, new problems, and different ways of looking at the world. To help these survivors,  a new field of cancer care called cancer survivorship has evolved.

  

  

  Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, with about one man in seven being diagnosed with the disease during his lifetime. Yet most men with prostate cancer don'’t die from it. Here to discuss the causes and treatments for prostate cancer, and the latest in available research, are, with the University of Cincinnati  Cancer Institute, Dr. Sadhna Verma, a UC Health radiologist, and Dr.

  Skin cancer accounts for half of all cancers in the United States. Melanoma, the most serious type, will account for more than 76,000 cases of skin cancer this year. Joining us to look at skin cancer causes, treatments and research are dermatologist and assistant professor Dr. Adam Ingraffea, and professor and researcher Dr.

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