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Falling Mammography Rates Alarm Researchers

Posted by PCF Admin on August 25th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Regular Screening - In 2002, a U.S. government study found that women who used hormone therapy as a treatment for menopausal symptoms had an increased risk of developing breast cancer or heart disease, leading to a sharp drop in their use. This precipitated fewer visits to the doctor and fewer opportunities for reminders about mammograms, and, as a result, researchers found that mammography rates dropped in 2005 for the first time in nearly two decades. With fewer women over the age of 50 getting screened, health professionals fear that the small, easily treatable tumors that mammograms normally catch will go undetected and continue to grow bigger and deadlier. Follow the link below to read the full article at Bloomberg. Mammogram Rates Declined After Women Gave Up Hormone Therapy

What Makes Fruits and Vegetables So Healthy?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Everyone knows that eating fruits and vegetables is important to maintain a healthy diet, but not everyone understands the science behind it. While there are a number of reasons why these food groups are so essential, one of the most important is the presence of phytochemicals, also know as phytonutrients. Besides giving fruits and vegetables distinct colors, smells and tastes, phytochemicals are rich in antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease ...

Caffeine May Help Protect Skin from UV Rays

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Save Your Skin - There have been a number of recent studies examining the possible cancer preventive properties of caffeine and coffee, focused mainly on prostate and non-melanoma skin cancers. Researchers at Rutgers University, though, have found that ingesting caffeine or rubbing it on the skin may help reduce the risk of developing skin cancer caused by harmful UV rays, due in part to its ability to hinder the protein enzyme ATR during the pre-cancerous stage. Although it remains ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon says “YES” to Michigan

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on August 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - After my first fantastic trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I was so excited to go back for three more Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM stops in the Lower Peninsula! One person I met told me that after the tour, I was going to be well acquainted with Michigan and that Michigan was going to be well acquainted with my Colon  - one of the countless “colon” jokes I’ve heard over the past month! These stops were a ...