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Leading Cancer Organizations Urge Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Review

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on November 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation joined with the Lung Cancer Alliance and the American Legacy Foundation to send a letter to Carolyn M. Clancy M.D., the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), urging the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to take immediate action to change their current rating for CT scans. The USPSTF is an independent panel of primary care providers that publish “Recommendation Statements” on all cancer screenings. The USPSTF’s guidelines ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation News Round-Up

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn staff on November 12th, 2010 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s weekly look at news from around the web in the cancer prevention and wellness communities. CT Scans Cut Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Finds A recent study suggests that annual CT scans can greatly reduce the lung cancer death rate, and possibly detect other serious illnesses. (New York Times) Many Americans Caught In Cycle Of Stress And Unhealthy Ways To Manage It Nobody likes to be stressed – but there are side effects that you ...

Spread the Word: The Best Way to Beat Cancer Is #2preventcancer

Posted by PCF Admin on November 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Did you know that two-thirds of all cancer deaths are related to physical inactivity, poor diet choices and smoking? In other words, they are preventable. Yes, millions of lives could be saved each year if we all took control and reduced our cancer risk by eating healthfully, exercising regularly, getting screened and quitting smoking. If we’re really serious about beating cancer, we need to get serious about cancer prevention. That’s why the Prevent Cancer Foundation is ...

Clearing the Air on Lung Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention

Posted by PCF Admin on November 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Did you know lung cancer kills more people per year than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined? While it is true that not smoking is a major way to prevent lung cancer, we want to clear the air on a few other important preventive measures one can take to stay healthy. And there’s no better time to do so than during Lung Cancer Awareness month! Since 2004, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has hosted a series ...