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Prevention is a Year-Round Effort

Posted by Emily White on April 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »
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Today’s guest blog is by Emily White, Advocacy Manager for Fight Colorectal Cancer. Colorectal cancer isn't a phrase that rolls off the tongue easily. It's not a “sexy” cancer that people like talking about. In fact, I was uncomfortable with the phrase myself for my first few weeks on the job at Fight Colorectal Cancer. I distinctly remember thinking, “Fight Colo...WHAT?!” when listening to a voicemail from our (now) President Anjee Davis asking me to meet her for an ...

Congress Solved the Obesity Crisis

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 1st, 2015 | No Comments »
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This morning, Congress passed a bill to finally solve the obesity crisis in America. They voted to raise the body mass index (BMI), setting the new normal weight at 28-31.9, which were previously considered overweight or obese. Thousands of Americans once considered obese and at serious risk for several life-threatening diseases are now at their peak of health. They can continue to lead a non-active life and eat anything they wish, without the risk of ...

Foods to Help You Fight Off Colorectal Cancer

Posted by Maggie Klee on March 26th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Diet and proper nutrition are vital tools in helping to prevent colorectal cancer. By staying active and packing your diet full of these vitamins and minerals, you can minimize your risk of getting this deadly disease.

Knowledge is Powerful

Posted by Jeanne Ellinport on March 25th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation has campaigned for cancer screenings for 30 years. These screening tests are integral to early detection, and early detection leads to saving lives. Combined results from randomized screening trials suggest that mammograms reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by 15% to 20%, while studies of modern mammogram screening programs in Europe found that the risk of breast cancer death was reduced by more than one-third. When detected early, the ...