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HPV Cancers a Concern for Both Men and Women

Posted by PCF Admin on April 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer, but it also causes oral, anal and penile cancer. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) using data collected from 2004-2008, HPV causes 18,000 cancer cases in women and 8,000 cancer cases in men annually. HPV prevention has become a concern for both men and women. Receiving an HPV vaccine before becoming sexually active is the leading way to prevent the disease. Vaccines have been approved and recommended for teen girls since 2006, but less than a third of all teenage girls have completed the three doses by 2010. Vaccines were just recommended for teen boys last year so statistics are unavailable. The study found men are more likely than women to contract HPV oral cancer and women are at higher risk for HPV anal cancer. HPV causes over a third of penile cancers, two-thirds of oral cancers and over 90% of anal cancers. Read the full WebMD article.

True or False? 9 Popular Exercise Myths Explained

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Exercise Daily - Exercising is important for overall wellness and should be part of a healthy lifestyle that also includes a nutritious diet. Getting the motivation to exercise and to stick with an exercise plan can be a challenge for some because of many popular misconceptions. Weight loss should not be the primary measurement of physical activity and being active does not balance out with hours spent on the couch. Are these statements true or false? “You should stretch before exercising?” “Lifting ...

Researcher Examines Links between Broccoli and Cancer Prevention

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on April 20th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Research - This month we spoke with Barbara Schneider, PhD, who received a grant from the Foundation in spring 2007 to study whether broccoli extract can help prevent gastric (stomach) cancer. We caught up with Dr. Schneider to learn more about her research and how the Foundation’s funding impacted her career. 1.  What led you to the field of gastric cancer research? I used to work in San Antonio, Texas, and I was intrigued by the fact that incidence ...

Meet Bob Baker – A Breakaway from Cancer Champion

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on April 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Prevent Cancer Foundation is a partner in Breakaway from Cancer , a campaign founded in 2005 to highlight the resources available to the public through four national partner organizations in prevention through survivorship, including the Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. The campaign also celebrates the passion, and impact through advocacy that survivors and caregivers can have. This year, you can help us choose the four individuals that we will ...