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A Winning Attitude Helped Olympic Athlete Fight Testicular Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer on March 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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In June, 2008, young Olympic hopeful Eric Shanteau was diagnosed with testicular cancer, just days before the U.S. Olympic swim trials. Earlier that spring, Eric had suspected a problem, and with the encouragement of friends and family, he visited his health care provider at the age of 24. Since Eric’s cancer was caught early due to his screening, perhaps even within the first weeks of appearing and had not spread, his doctors cleared him to ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Helps Provide Screenings in Post-Katrina New Orleans

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A native of Brisyol, Virginia, and former chief of medicine and head of graduate medical education at New Orleans’ famed Ochsner Clinic, Dr. Donald Erwin, President and CEO of St. Thomas Community Health Center, believes his real education began at St. Thomas. “I learned of the clinic in 1987 when two Catholic Sisters of Charity visited my church. They told my congregation that they had founded a clinic in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods.” ...

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon Comes to a Community Near You

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The Prevent Cancer Super Colon is coming to your community. The 2010 tour will kick off on March 3 in San Diego, CA to celebrate National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This unique educational exhibit will stop in major cities across the country in such public venues as parks, plazas, and health care centers. Besides visiting Seaport Village in San Diego, CA, the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ will also visit the Dempsey Center at the Central Maine ...

January is Cervical Health Month — So Women, Get Yourself Checked

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Prevent Cancer Foundation wants to remind women to take preventive measures to reduce risk for this disease. Fortunately there are screening and prevention options that have helped reduce cervical cancer death rates by 70 percent over the past 50 years, according to the American Cancer Society. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV, a virus that most ...