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Screening Saves Lives National Challenge: Vote and Make a Difference!

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Partnerships for Colorectal Cancer Screening on April 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Voting has begun for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge. The purpose of the Challenge is to champion community projects in colorectal cancer screening/awareness. The Foundation was thrilled to receive 11 applications in this first year of holding the Challenge! Voting is open until May 6; don’t miss the chance to vote for the project you think will make the biggest difference. Only the top vote-getters will move on to the ...

Cancer Survivor to Young Adults: Cancer Does Not Card You Before Striking!

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on April 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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When I was 17 years old, cancer was the furthest thing from my mind. I was focused on school, sports, and friends. I never really thought twice about my mortality. Like most kids, I thought that I was invincible, that nothing could harm me because I was young. So when I noticed a big lump in my neck during my junior year, I ignored it. After a few weeks the lump grew larger, so my ...

Cancer Early Detection A Winning Strategy for Olympic Athlete

Posted by Eric Shanteau on April 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on June 19, 2008. Due to my very fortunate early detection, I was able to go on two weeks later to fulfill my dream of making the US Olympic Swim Team. The detection of my cancer started one night while I was reading in bed. Just before turning the light out I thought I noticed something that shouldn’t be there. I went on to perform a self exam, to ...