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Updated Breast Health Education Materials Just in Time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on September 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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We are excited to announce that our recently revised Breast Health Education for Young Women materials, first released in 2008, are now available! The easy-to-use facilitator’s guide and DVD designed for interactive skill-based educational sessions may be useful resources for the health education that your organization may provide to young women. The information in the guide and in the video follows current breast cancer screening and breast self-awareness guidelines. The video covers the importance of detecting ...

Shannon Miller: How Early Detection Saved My Life

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on September 6th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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With seven Olympic medals, nine World Championship medals and honored in eight Halls of Fame, Shannon Miller remains the most decorated U.S. gymnast of all time. [caption id="attachment_4886" align="alignright" width="195" caption="Shannon competing at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta."][/caption] Reflecting on the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta may bring back memories of the “Magnificent 7,” the tiny but powerful U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team who captured gold for the U.S. in the team competition for the first time ...

Women May Benefit from Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast or Ovarian Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A study found that young women at risk of developing hereditary breast or ovarian cancer are often uninformed about how to best protect themselves. Although many women reported being aware of and concerned about the issue, they often displayed a limited understanding of the genetics behind hereditary cancer. Counseling can help women realize the screening and prevention methods available to them to manage and reduce their risk. Follow the link below to US News & ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Key Player in Global Lung Cancer Awareness & Early Detection

Posted by Carolyn R. Aldigé, President and Founder on July 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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For the next few days I am attending the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam. More than 100 countries are represented and there are 50 patient advocates from 21 countries. (That's up from two in 1997, and I was one of the two!) The International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) hosts this very important global conference. While at the Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer, I attended the Global Lung Cancer ...