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Colorectal Screening Story: Patrick and Michael Skehan

Posted by PCF Admin on March 2nd, 2011 | 1 Comment »

One Brother Lost, One Brother Saved The funeral was packed with over 300 people, each one wanting to pay their respects to Patrick Skehan – one of the most light-hearted and caring 60-year olds they'd ever met. As they picked up funeral programs and prayer cards, many also took colorectal cancer awareness "buddy" bracelets and cancer prevention pamphlets provided by the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Patrick didn't ...

Donna Gutierrez’s Breast Cancer Story

Posted by PCF Admin on March 1st, 2011 | No Comments »

A Wake-Up Call From Cancer Donna Gutierrez, a home mortgage broker in Virginia, was living the fast life. A single mother with two grown children, she barely ate anything and kept long hours at work. “I lived off of coffee and cigarettes,” Gutierrez admits. Her hectic, commission-based job left her with no time for friends and barely enough time for family. “It didn’t mean anything to ...

Grace Bender’s Breast Cancer Story

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Armed with Information If watching her mother have a radical mastectomy, her father suffer from kidney cancer and her brother struggle with multiple myeloma taught Grace Bender anything, it was to pay attention to her health and ever-evolving medical technology. “I read a lot about health issues because of my interest in helping people become their own health advocates. To help them, I have produced a product, mymedmanagerTM, a ...

Heather Banz: Skin Cancer Survivor

Posted by PCF Admin on February 20th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Dear Prevent Cancer: I was diagnosed with melanoma about 5 years ago, when I was 35. I had a mole on my stomach that was starting to flake and looked red. I assumed that it was from my waist band rubbing the mole and irritating it. When I went to my doctor for my annual physical I asked her if I could have it removed. She referred me to a surgeon in ...