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Gordon Cole’s Prostate Cancer Screening Story

Posted by PCF Admin on February 12th, 2011 | No Comments »

Cancer Survivor, Squared When his doctor diagnosed him with prostate cancer, Gordon Cole’s reaction was not what one would have expected. He didn’t think, I’m going to beat this. And he didn’t think, I wish I’d climbed Everest. Sitting in his doctor’s office, he thought, Oh, no! Now there’s another area I’ll have to research! In August 2003, three years before being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Gordon Cole was ...

Mayor Thomas Menino: Skin Cancer Survivor

Posted by PCF Admin on February 10th, 2011 | No Comments »

Mayor's Message is Loud and Clear The mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, is also a skin cancer survivor. As an advocate for raising skin cancer awareness, he declared April 22, 2008 "Sunwise Day" in Boston to remind people that with the warmer weather comes sun responsibility. To commemorate the event, he partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the SHADE Foundation to plant trees, distribute free sunscreen and generate discussions about ...

Jim Massie: Prostate Cancer Survivor

Posted by PCF Admin on February 3rd, 2011 | 1 Comment »

How I Beat Prostate Cancer Jim Massie began volunteering with the Prevent Cancer Foundation because it was the right thing to do. He never would have predicted that the experience would give him the awareness he needed to save his own life. Eight years ago, Jim and his wife, Camille, were key volunteers for the Hope Street Kids “Swinging for Caroline” annual golf and tennis benefit, the primary fundraiser for one of ...

Kristine Fargotstein’s Skin Cancer Screening Story

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

Young Woman Warns Others ‘It Can Happen to You’ Whenever a photo is snapped of Kristine Fargotstein, the 24-year-old turns her left shoulder away from the camera to hide the 3-inch scar on her upper left arm. Even two years after surgery to remove a pre-melanoma area, she can’t help herself. She’s self-conscious when her scar is showing and dreads heading into tank top season. “I grew up in the Southwest where ...