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Fighting the Fight for Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Posted by PCF Admin on March 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - I have been involved with preventive care and treatment for colorectal cancer since 2006, and I am proud to continue to fight for this worthy cause. I have always been a supporter of preventive care as a way to reduce health care costs over the long term and colorectal cancer screening is a great example of the benefits of prevention and early detection. Investing in screenings and early detection measures would save thousands of lives because this is largely a preventable cancer if people have access to early screening. Early detection also makes more economic sense because it is much less expensive to remove a pre-cancerous polyp than to pay for costly cancer treatments. Advocacy groups such as Prevent Cancer Foundation and Fight Colorectal Cancer do the best job of getting the importance of this message across. This disease touches so many lives and these groups do great work bringing people together who have been impacted by colorectal cancer in order to educate others about this type of cancer. Last Congress I pitched in by bringing a resolution to the floor of the House to bring attention to March being National Colorectal Awareness Month for the tenth year. In 2006 I first introduced the ...

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Healthy Recipes: Spring Chicken & Barley Soup

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Healthy Eating - You might think of barley as an addition to hearty, wintery soups, such as mushroom-barley or beef-barley soup, but it also works well in lighter soups like this one with chicken, asparagus and peas. 4 servings, about 2 cups each Active Time: 45 minutes  Total Time: 1 1/4 hours Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 2 cloves garlic, divided 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 large bone-in chicken breast, (10-12 ounces), skin removed, trimmed 1/3 ...

Native People Walking the Path for Health

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening / The Super Colon - The Chehalis Tribal Community Center in Washington state was buzzing last weekend with a “March to Prevention”.  The health fair included a Colon Health Bingo, diabetes testing, Zumba demonstrations, hands on lung cancer exhibit with real (yuck) lungs, prostate cancer info, raffles, a  necklace workshop, fabulous community meals and the Prevent Cancer Super Colon.  They also had a panel of speakers from three different tribes share their experiences. The South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) brings ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Raises Over $1.2 Million at Annual Spring Gala, “The Enchanting Principality of Monaco”

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on March 18th, 2011 | No Comments »

Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 17th Annual Spring Gala at the National Building Museum on March 11, 2011. The Foundation welcomed 900 guests to the event, including many prominent members of the DC diplomatic, political, business and philanthropic communities. This year’s gala, “The Enchanting Principality of Monaco”, raised over $1.2 million dollars to further our mission: the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research, education and community outreach. [caption id="attachment_3417" align="alignleft" width="304" caption="Eddy ...