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Breast Cancer Survivor Debuts New PSA, Calls for Early Detection

Posted by PCF Admin on October 10th, 2011 | 6 Comments »
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Early Detection - As a breast cancer survivor, contributing to Breast Cancer Awareness month is so important to me. I’m honored and privileged to share my story about early detection. Every chance I get, I remind family, friends and perfect strangers that everyone has a mother, sister, aunt, best friend or co-worker whom they should be talking to about annual mammograms. The Prevent Cancer Foundation public service announcement (PSA) is a fabulous way to remind women that to prevent cancer is to take charge of one’s own health by eating right each day, exercising regularly and getting medical screenings. But let’s not forget that while 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, it is not just a women’s disease…it also affects men. The PSA’s message is unique and powerful, and if the PSA or my story encourages just one person to seek early screening, it will be worth it. Self Examination from Shadowlight Pictures on Vimeo. The date was June 14, 2010 and I was 41 years old and living an active, healthy lifestyle. After 22 years of military service, I was retiring in just six short weeks. I was accepted to San Diego State University (SDSU) and ready ...

Know the Facts to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take some time to learn about how to reduce your risk for breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the US. Knowing about general risk factors and your family medical history are steps in the right direction, followed by performing self-examinations and getting screened. Did you know that men can develop breast cancer as well? The good news is that the incidence of breast ...

Guide to Preventable Cancers for American Indian/Alaska Native Families Available!

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on October 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Education - Since 2007, the Foundation has been working with American Indian and Alaska Native partners on cancer awareness, education and screening. In 2008, the Foundation developed the Guide to Preventable Cancers for American Indian and Alaska Native Families. The guide serves as a resource to increase education and knowledge about cancer prevention and early detection. Recently, thanks to generous funding from Ortho Biotech, the Foundation updated this guide and is able to distribute it to organizations free ...

Lifetime Movie FIVE Explores Breast Cancer’s Impact on People’s Lives

Posted by Eileen Sexton, Managing Director, Marketing & Communications on | No Comments »
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Early Detection - Monday evening I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the screening of FIVE, a Lifetime Network film, in downtown Washington DC. The Prevent Cancer Foundation, along with six other cancer organizations, is a Coalition Partner. Before the screening, Dr. Jill Biden and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made opening remarks and spoke of the importance of affordable, accessible and preventable breast cancer care for all women. FIVE is directed by some of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses, including Demi ...