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Smokers, Drinkers may Develop Pancreatic Cancer Earlier in Life

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A recent study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology discovered that heavy smokers and heavy drinkers are at greater risk for developing pancreatic cancer. Looking at pancreatic cancer patients and high-risk individuals, researchers found heavy drinkers and heavy smokers were diagnosed 10 to 12 years earlier than the average age of detection, 72 years old. The study also discovered that after 10 years of giving up these habits, former smokers and drinkers did not ...

Tastefully Childish: Never Too Young To Learn How To Prevent Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 20th, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_8147" align="alignright" width="252"] Jennifer and her family[/caption] Blogger Jennifer Kolodziej, author of the successful "Mommy blog," Tastefully Childish, has written an insightful post about her mother's breast cancer diagnosis and how it led her to teach her children about the value of a healthy diet. Jennifer, sister of Prevent Cancer Foundation Accountant Elliot Turner, also wanted to broaden her children's knowledge about other cultures so she used the Foundation community grant-funded Alaska Native Tribal Health ...

Teens Banned from New York Tanning Beds

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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New York’s Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a law on July 16 prohibiting the use of indoor tanning beds by children ages 16 and younger. The law also requires 17 year olds to obtain parental consent before using indoor tanning beds. Indoor tanning beds increase the risk of developing skin cancer and expose skin to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation that is far more intense than UV radiation from the sun. The melanoma rates for young women ...

New Approaches Necessary to Counteract Growing Childhood Obesity Rates

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Childhood obesity is on the rise and has garnered more attention with the recent release of an Institute of Medicine report and the HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation.” Current research stresses the need for action in counteracting growing obesity rates—including strategies specifically targeting pregnant women, infants and toddlers. In the U.S., 10% of preschoolers are obese and another 10% are overweight. Obese preschoolers are likely to be obese throughout their childhood. Studies have found ...