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Celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Posted by Monique Smaby on September 30th, 2015 | No Comments »

The last Wednesday of September is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. Take a moment to think about your health. Do you exercise regularly? Do you know what it means to live a healthy lifestyle? Are healthy habits apart of your everyday routine? If not, now is the time to start. Cancer takes the lives of more than 227,000 women each year, but up to 50 percent of cancer cases can be prevented with the knowledge ...

Reduce your risk: Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Lisa Berry on November 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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(PHOTO LICENSE) During my sophomore year of college, I watched the ease of cigarette addiction. My hallmate, Jason, started smoking. It was only occasional at first. He would bum a cigarette at a party now and then. Then it was “only when he drank” (which, in college, was easily three days a week). His smoking slowly increased until he was smoking a pack a day. He tried to quit during finals week, but the stress of exams ...

Lung cancer CT scans: For older, heavy smokers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »

New lung cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend annual CT lung scans (low dose computed tomography) for people ages 55 to 74 who have smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or the equivalent, such as two packs a day for 15 years. Research shows that screening these people can cut the risk of dying of lung cancer by 20%. The recommendations also emphasize that individuals should discuss the ...

Military Women May Experience Greater Risks for Breast Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »

Soldiers may seem invincible, but when it comes to breast cancer, many female soldiers are at greater risk than their civilian counterparts. A recent study at Walter Reed Medical Center revealed military women are 20 to 40 percent more likely to face a breast cancer diagnosis than other women in the same age group. Research suggests that increased exposure to risk factors such as oral contraception usage, toxic chemicals and industrial jobs could explain the ...