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“My Fair Wedding” Host David Tutera Makes Breast Cancer Survivor’s Dream Come True

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on February 3rd, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Five years ago, a perfect dream wedding was probably the last thing on Kim Read’s mind. Kim had been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, affecting 23 nodes and requiring eight rounds of chemotherapy and six surgeries. She had even opted to have her ovaries removed after discovering that the cancer was hormone-related and linked to a genetic mutation. She was only 30 years old and single.  Today, Kim is cancer free, happily married and has ...

Marcus Plescia, MD to be Thursday Dialogue for Action Keynote

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Partnerships for Colorectal Cancer Screening on January 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

We’ve already told you how delighted we are that Dan Heath, co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, will be the Friday keynote speaker at the 2011 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow. Now, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce Marcus Plescia, MD, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the ...

Cervical Cancer Survivor’s Message to Women: DO SOMETHING!

Posted by Christine Baze on January 18th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

After 10 years, I’m still surprised at how much I talk about my cervix….to friends and strangers, to politicians and advocates, to teachers, students and parents. ANYONE who will listen. I guess I still do it because I believe it makes a difference. At 31, when I was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer after 13 normal Pap tests, I had no idea what was in store for me. The surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and internal radiation were ...

Cervical Cancer: A Prevention Success Story

Posted by Carolyn "Bo" Aldigé, President and Founder on January 12th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Each January we observe National Cervical Health Awareness Month. It is a good time to reflect on the groundbreaking advancements that have been made in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. A diagnosis of cervical cancer was once a death sentence; it is now a preventable and treatable illness. Today, no woman need die from this disease. Cervical cancer has become the ultimate preventable cancer success story. The Pap test, developed in the late 1920s ...