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2013 GLCC lung cancer survey gauges symptom awareness, smoking prevalence

Posted by Rebecca Evans on November 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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No Smoking - According to a recent survey investigating awareness of lung cancer symptoms and smoking prevalence, over 70% of surveyed Americans could name symptoms of lung cancer, the leading cancer killer in the U.S. for both men and women. The survey also found that overall, 18% of people were current smokers while 56% had never smoked regularly. Among the other notable findings were that American women are more likely to say that they have never smoked than men (62% vs. 50%). Annually, over 226,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer and nearly 160,000 will die of the disease. Smoking is the most common and significant cause of lung cancer, which contributes to the stigma around the disease. People who smoke now or have a history of heavy smoking are at greatest risk for developing lung cancer, although some people may develop lung cancer who have never smoked at all. Survey respondents most frequently named breathlessness, a cough and coughing blood as symptoms of the disease. Other symptoms of lung cancer can include repeated pneumonia or bronchitis, weight loss and loss of appetite, hoarseness, chronic fatigue and constant chest pain. The Global Lung Cancer Coalition 2013 survey was conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of ...

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What’s new with Dialogue and why should YOU attend?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 20th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Events - Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening March 20 – 21, 2014 (Pre-conference Sessions on March 19) Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel It’s time to start thinking about Dialogue again! The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual national Dialogue for Action™ has a reputation for initiating positive change in cancer screening and is committed to realizing its lifesaving potential for all communities. New with Dialogue in 2014: More personal time with dynamic speakers The conference has added structured time for informal dialogue ...

STOP IT!

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on November 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
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#GivingTuesday - Stop what, you ask? Stop cancer! Each year, more than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 580,000 will die from the disease. Research shows that up to 60 percent of cancer cases and more than 50 percent of cancer deaths are preventable. It’s time to step up and STOP IT! The Prevent Cancer Foundation is kicking off the giving season with #GivingTuesday, an official call for donations on December 3 following ...

Healthy recipe: Tilapia with tomato-olive sauce

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on November 14th, 2013 | No Comments »
Tilapia with Tomato-Olive Sauce

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: Top tilapia fillets with a savory tomato-olive sauce that comes together in just 5 minutes. Look for tapenade near jarred olives in the supermarket. Serve with sautéed broccolini and farro tossed with toasted almonds. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 1/4 pounds tilapia 2. 1/4 teaspoon salt 3. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 4. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 5. 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved if large 6. 1/4 cup ...