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A twenty something’s guide to colorectal cancer prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
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If you are in your twenties like me, your first reaction to a piece about colorectal cancer may be “Thank goodness I don’t have to think about that yet!” But being in your twenties is all about taking on responsibility and that includes taking charge of your health. Now is an ideal time to learn about colorectal cancer and establish good habits to reduce your risk. The longer you put off creating good habits, the ...

Give the gift of prevention for Mother’s Day

Posted by Maria Byers, Annual Fund Coordinator on May 10th, 2013 | No Comments »
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My Mom is incredibly caring, has endless strength and loves her family more than anything. She was 14 years old when her mother died of kidney cancer. Several decades later, she lost her father and her oldest brother to prostate cancer. Like so many others, cancer runs rampant in my family, so taking steps to prevent the disease is something I try to share with my Mom. In past years, I have given my mother jewelry, ...

Music that motivates you to move

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Whether you are going for a run, hitting the gym or gearing up for a bike ride, many of us won’t leave home without our workout playlist to keep us energized. So why is music so vital in helping us keep up our endurance? Since the early 1900s scientists have studied the way music changes people’s performance in a variety of physical activities and have discovered many interesting connections between the psychology of music and ...

Make cancer prevention romantic for you and your valentine

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on February 7th, 2013 | No Comments »
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It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day temptations are everywhere you look - candied hearts, boxed chocolates, heart-shaped goodies and a dinner date for two with your sweetheart. This time of the year also marks another important observance, National Cancer Prevention Month, which is a great time to start making healthy changes that reduce cancer risk for you, your family and friends. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as eating healthy and staying active can be challenging ...