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Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines…Do I Hear Consensus?

Posted by PCF Admin on April 4th, 2012 | No Comments »

Early Detection - In recent years, when new screening guidelines have been announced by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), they are met with great debate and discussion. This is most often because the recommendations made by this government panel are not in agreement with the guidelines set by the American Cancer Society or other major medical organizations and professional societies. However, final guidelines recently published on cervical cancer screening by the USPSTF are being met with general agreement according to recommendations also just made by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Both the task force and the collaborative groups reviewed scientific literature and came to similar conclusions, that women should reduce the number of tests that they receive over their lifetime. Cervical cancer used to be one of the most deadliest cancers. Decades ago, it killed more women each year than breast or lung cancer but there have been vast improvements in recent decades due to improved screening, treatment and prevention tools including a vaccine to prevent the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus which causes cervical cancer. In 2009, about 4,000 women died of cervical cancer, the ...

Healthy Recipes: Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on March 30th, 2012 | No Comments »
Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: The secret to a grilled pizza is having all your ingredients ready to go before you head out to the grill. Make it a meal: Toss the extra black beans, diced tomato and some avocado with prewashed salad greens and a tangy vinaigrette and dinner is on the table in no time. Recipe Ingredients: 1 plum tomato, diced 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed 1 cup fresh corn ...

U.S. Cancer Rates Decline Result of Better Screening, Focus on Prevention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on March 29th, 2012 | No Comments »

Prevention - A study released Wednesday reports that cancer rates in the U.S. have continued to decline. Since 1999, new cancer cases have been dropping by half a percent each year. Overall, the cancer death rate has declined by 1.5 percent in adults and 1.7 percent in children annually. The findings include almost every cancer case reported in the U.S. through 2008 and come from a report generated by several government agencies and other organizations, including the ...

My Meatless March: Week 3

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on March 28th, 2012 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - As I’m nearing the end of the month, I have to say that the latter weeks of my Meatless March have been much more challenging than the earlier ones. Going out to eat has gotten more difficult and staring down a plate of bacon at brunch takes a lot of willpower. I actually resorted to standing next to the table and smelling it instead of eating it. However, I am happy to report that I am ...