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

Posted by Prevent Cancer on March 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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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 ...

Farrah Fawcett’s Death Sheds Light on Anal Cancer

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With the recent death of Farrah Fawcett, anal cancer has become an unlikely and uncomfortable topic of conversation across America. Since one of the cornerstones of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s mission is education, the Foundation wanted to provide some answers to questions about this often shunned cancer to help educate the public and lift some myths about this often-fatal cancer. By knowing some basic facts, people will be armed with knowledge ...