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Foundation hosts webcast, “Family Medical History: Why & What You Should Know” – May 1st

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 25th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Many of us can easily recite the story of our parents, grandparents and their extended families – where they lived, what they did for a living, how they met their spouses and memorable moments from family get-togethers. What too many of us don’t know about our families is the critical information that could save or prolong our lives- our family medical history. [caption id="attachment_10341" align="alignright" width="270"] Knowing your family health history can help you determine your ...

Lively and thoughtful discussion of cancer screening guidelines planned for the 2013 Dialogue for Action

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President of Programs on February 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Health professionals who attend the 2013 Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening: Hitting the Targets will have a unique opportunity to hear a timely and important panel discussion on “The Future of Cancer Screening Guidelines: Reconciling the Benefits and Harms of Cancer Screening”. The discussion will get underway on Thursday March 21 at 4:35 pm at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. Tim Byers, MD, MPH, an expert in cancer prevention research from the University of ...

Anticipated 2013 cancer figures

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The latest cancer figures compiled in the annual statistics report of the American Cancer Society show that more than 1.66 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2013, while more than 580,000 Americans are expected to die from the disease. Since 1991, the overall death rate for cancer in the U.S. has declined, primarily because of reductions in smoking and improved cancer screening. According to the report, about half of all new cancers ...

Tips to maintain a healthy weight [Infographic]

Posted by Will Melor, Communications Associate - Graphic Design on January 22nd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Maintaining a healthy weight is an important step we can take to greatly reduce the possibility of developing certain forms of cancer. When trying to lose excess weight, many of us turn to fad diets that promise a quick fix. These dieting schemes often cause short-term weight loss, continuing no more than six months, followed by weight regain. Typically more weight is gained than was lost. The best way to lose excess weight is to ...