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Cancer Survivor Story: Take Screening Seriously

Posted by PCF Admin on December 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - I was familiar with cancer as a survivor, having had a melanoma at age 27. I was familiar with cancer as a caregiver. My husband lost his battle to pancreatic cancer and my son, diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), underwent a successful stem cell transplant in 2004.  In all three cases, a symptom prompted each of us to get a checkup. In September 2009, I had my annual gynecological exam. My checkup was normal but the doctor asked if I had ever had a colonoscopy, I said no. He then gave me all the reasons why “at my age” I should. I left his office promising I would schedule one and I intended to call the next day. September 2010 rolled around and it was time for my annual checkup. Rather than listen to another lecture from my gynecologist, I scheduled my first ever colonoscopy. My longtime excuse for never having a colonoscopy was that my friends and family worked, I did not want to ask them to be my driver. How weak was that! At 61, I was healthy, lived a healthy life style, and had never had stomach or digestive problems.  No symptoms - no problems. True to form, ...

Healthy Recipes: Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on December 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Healthy Eating - Recipe Description: Cauliflower roasted in big chunks is delicious and the quick blue cheese vinaigrette makes it special. Try it as a side dish. Recipe Ingredients: 1 large head cauliflower, leaves trimmed 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/8 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon minced scallion greens 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Recipe Steps: Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large ...

Health and Fitness Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Posted by Tony Pelton, Communications Intern on December 7th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Not everyone on your holiday gift list will like a gym membership or running shoes. But fear not, here are some other healthy gifts for the people you will be shopping for this holiday season. Pomegranate. An easy, inexpensive and healthy gift, the pomegranate is a traditional Christmas fruit symbolizing fertility and birth. Loaded with antioxidants and thought by many to prevent some types of cancer, pomegranates are tasty as garnishes or as a standalone snack. ...

Fruits and Vegetables Still Absent in Teen Diets

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - American teens are still not eating enough fruits and vegetables. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported teenagers are consuming fruits and vegetables an average of 1.2 times a day, far below the recommended daily intake for adolescents of 4.5 times a day. The latest CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that black students consumed fruits and vegetables once a day compared to Hispanic students who consumed 1.1 servings a day and white ...