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Focus on prevention

Posted by Georgia M. Hurst, Guest Blogger on September 5th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Both of my older brothers had colon cancer; the oldest died at 36 and the other lost his colon at 48. This was when my family learned that we hold the mutation for Lynch syndrome. Lynch syndrome is an inherited disorder that increases your risk for a dozen different early onset cancers, particularly cancers of the colon and rectum. My particular mutation also holds implications for cancer of the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder ducts, upper ...

It’s not because I have to

Posted by Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer on July 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Sunday, September 21st is the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual 5k Walk/Run, and I will again be participating, along with my family and friends. Not because I have to, but because I want to. In fact, I need to. Why? Because more than half a million people die from cancer each year. Last year, my sister Rita became one of those half million. The cancer stats I’ve quoted for years became very real when Rita was diagnosed ...

Jeff Pulver: Living with intention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on July 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Do you know your family health history? It’s your first step in becoming your own best health advocate. The spring issue of Cancer PreventionWorks focuses on knowing your health background. This story features an accomplished communicator and Internet pioneer who transformed his life through healthy eating and exercise. Make sure to check out the full spring 2014 issue of Cancer PreventionWorks. As founder and chief executive officer of pulver.com, and co-founder of Vonage and Zula, Jeff ...

In honor of National Women’s Health Week

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on May 11th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Today marks two occasions: Mother’s Day and the beginning of National Women’s Health Week, a week devoted to educating women about how to live longer and healthier lives. One in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The three most common cancers among women - breast, lung and colorectal - will take the lives of over 136,370 women in this year alone. Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day and National Women’s Health Week by talking about ...