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Ten Years Later: Colorectal Cancer Prevention Still Saving Lives

Posted by PCF Admin on March 8th, 2010 | No Comments »

Ten years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation recognized a need to raise awareness, attention and funding for colorectal cancer. Our first step was to pass a resolution officially designating the month in the US Senate, US House and White House, declaring March 2000 as the first National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (NCCAM). The Foundation and our partners launched the first awareness month for colorectal cancer that year, with a major public awareness campaign. Survivors and ...

A Winning Attitude Helped Olympic Athlete Fight Testicular Cancer

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

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 ...