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Let’s celebrate life! (¡Celebremos la vida!)

Posted by Rebecca Evans on April 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - ¡Celebremos la vida! breast and cervical cancer program translates to “Let’s Celebrate Life!” Through this program, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to be able to offer free comprehensive education and screening in a setting that is culturally appropriate and nurturing to women in need. Cancer survival stories like Silvia’s* are the reason that we do this work. For some time, Silvia felt a lump in her right breast. She was afraid to get it checked because she didn’t have health insurance and didn’t know that some clinics offered free or reduced fee services for care. One day last year, she mentioned the lump to a friend at her church, who immediately brought her to one of our Celebremos clinic sites where a large hard mass was found in her right breast. Like many women, Silvia never had the opportunity to get a screening mammogram. Through the help of the patient navigator at our clinic, Silvia was sent for a diagnostic mammogram, followed by biopsies, which led quickly to a late-stage breast cancer diagnosis. She was approved for the state breast cancer program for treatment and then was referred to a local surgeon, underwent several tests and rigorous chemotherapy and radiation therapies. Although Silvia’s ...

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Q&A with newly funded researchers: Part 2

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on April 21st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Research - We introduced three of our seven new research awardees in an earlier post: Maarten Bosland, D.V.Sc., Ph.D., Awesome Games Done Quick Research Grant in Prostate Cancer Sonia de Assis, Ph.D., Holden Family Research Grant in Breast Cancer Prevention Ronac Mamtani, M.D., M.S.C.E., Figdor Family Research Award in Cancer Prevention Now, meet the remaining four: Ying Fu, Ph.D., Carlucci Family Research Award in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Ronan Kelly, M.D., M.B.A., Lilly USA Research Award in Cancer Prevention and Early detection Stacy ...

‘Pinning’ my way to prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on April 19th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Wellness - Pinterest is one of my favorite social media outlets, especially for collecting quotes. This week, I pinned some of my favorite motivational quotes and pictures on Prevent Cancer's Word to inspire Pinterest Board. Start your day off right with these inspirational thoughts - I hope they help you be your healthiest self today. 1. "The greatest wealth is health." -Virgil 2. "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." -Jim Rohn 3. "No ...

Quest for 10,000 steps

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on April 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - As a public health professional, I have been behind messages to improve health, especially those encouraging physical activity. Plus, have you seen this article about the health hazards of sitting? I decided to challenge myself to achieve the recommended 10,000 steps-a-day. I documented my progress over the last two weeks, in the hope that, you too, will join me in this quest for 10,000 steps. In order to track my progress, I invested in a Fitbit, ...