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Tanning Salons Mislead Young Customers

Posted by PCF Admin on February 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - A recent Congressional report found that tanning salons have often been lying to customers in order to increase their business. From downplaying the risks of tanning to promoting health benefits that don’t exist, tanning salons are taking advantage of young ignorance to boost the $2.6 billion industry. Investigators found that of the 300 salons contacted, ninety percent told them indoor tanning posed no health dangers. Seventy-eight percent said that indoor tanning would actually improve health- preventing arthritis, lupus and a variety of other diseases. Fifty-one percent denied that indoor tanning increases the risk of skin cancer. Young women aged 16-to-29 are the most common customers of tanning salons, and unsurprisingly, skin cancer has been on the rise for women in their 20s. Certain Congressional members have been pushing for the FDA to reclassify tanning beds. The Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act, H.R. 1676 would charge the FDA with reviewing classification of tanning beds from Class I medical devices, which includes cotton balls and Band-aids, to a known carcinogen along with tobacco smoke, asbestos and uranium. Read the full article at CBS News.  

Daily Feats Challenge: Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

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Wellness - While Sunday’s Superbowl festivities provided some exciting thrills and spills, the Monday morning hangover from consuming a mix of wings, pizza, beer and Tums may have left you feeling a little under the weather. Those New Year’s resolutions you just made last month probably already seem ages away. Join the Prevent Cancer Foundation and DailyFeats to renew those promises of a happy, healthy new year and take the “Stop Cancer Before it Starts!” challenge. DailyFeats is ...

Keynote Panel to Tackle Healthcare Cost and Quality

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on February 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Conferences - The Foundation is gearing up for its 14th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge from March 22-23 in Baltimore. Each year, the Dialogue for Action brings together a diversity of stakeholders committed to increasing colorectal cancer screening for all communities. Health professionals attending the 2012 conference will tackle issues that impact everyone, such as how to ensure quality healthcare at an affordable cost and how preventive services like cancer ...

Foundation Continues Commitment to Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening & Education

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 3rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - As we celebrate National Cancer Prevention Month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation reflects on its deep commitment to “Stop Cancer Before It Starts!” One area in which the Foundation has made and continues to make a significant contribution is breast cancer and cervical cancer screening for women who would not have the access or the means to obtain these services. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to support the following breast health and breast cancer screening and ...