Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Knowledge is Powerful

Posted by Jeanne Ellinport on March 25th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Prevention - The Prevent Cancer Foundation has campaigned for cancer screenings for 30 years. These screening tests are integral to early detection, and early detection leads to saving lives. Combined results from randomized screening trials suggest that mammograms reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by 15% to 20%, while studies of modern mammogram screening programs in Europe found that the risk of breast cancer death was reduced by more than one-third. When detected early, the 5-year survival rate of breast cancer is 99%.

Calling All Basketball Fans! Turn the Big Dance into a Fundraiser

Posted by Jessie Edington on March 12th, 2015 | No Comments »

Fundraising - March Madness is back! It’s the biggest month for college basketball as 68 teams enter the NCAA tournament in hopes of winning the national title. This year don’t just watch the competition, get involved while supporting a great cause! How? Simply turn watching the games into a friendly competition and a great fundraiser.

Happy Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on March 10th, 2015 | No Comments »
The Prevent Cancer Super Colon is a giant replica of a human colon to teach communities about colorectal cancer prevention and treatment.

Prevention - When we think of March, we think of winter ending, the sun shining and warm weather on its way, but we should also think about National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths. This March, let’s raise awareness for the preventive actions we can take to fight this disease.

King v. Burwell: What the Supreme Court Ruling Could Mean

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on February 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

Advocacy - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of individuals gain access to health care. The law addressed three of the major factors in a dysfunctional health care system—cost, quality and access. As of February 2015 over 19 million people have signed up for health insurance plans made available by the ACA. However, the Supreme Court could potentially risk dismantling this new health care system through the case, King V. Burwell.