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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 ...

Prevent Cancer News Round-Up

Posted by PCF Admin on October 29th, 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. University of Connecticut Doctor's Invention Could Reduce Need For Biopsies A device invented by University of Connecticut engineer Quing Zhu could reduce the need for biopsies in diagnosing breast cancer.(LA Times.com) Screening: Many Skip Follow-Up Tests for Colon Cancer Annals of Family Medicine study suggests that almost half of patients who get fecal blood tests to screen for colon ...

Stay Classy Awards Recognize Foundation for Community Outreach to Hispanic Women

Posted by Tanya Blue, Acting Managing Director, Development on October 13th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women. Among the reasons for this is inadequate screening. Although the rate of cervical cancer among Hispanic women is still higher than among white women, programs like ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!) are contributing to a better future by increasing screening for cervical cancer. Many Hispanic women, especially newly-arrived immigrants, are either unaware or unable to access Medicaid or other government health insurance programs ...