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

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

How You Can Prevent Cancer in 2011

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on January 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Beyond our many goals and resolutions, the New Year also brings many fresh new opportunities to make changes for a healthier lifestyle. Making informed health decisions and good diet choices are paramount to cancer prevention and early detection. In 2011 the Prevent Cancer Foundation is planning upcoming campaigns, community events and initiatives that share the message that you can prevent cancer every day. We hope to not only inspire you, but for you to also inspire others ...

Vaccine Approved by FDA to Prevent Anal Cancer

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on December 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Yesterday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took action to move cancer prevention forward with the approval of a vaccine for prevention of anal cancer and anal intraepithelialneoplasia (AIN) due to human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, and 18 in males and females ages 9 to 26. The vaccine has been approved previously in other indications, for the prevention of cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer in women of the same age range. Incidence of ...