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Time to man up!

Posted by Rebecca Evans on June 9th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Wellness - Gents – contrary to what we think…we are not invincible. This is why I want to let you know about Men’s Health Month. It is important to know what we can do to stay (or get) healthy to live the best and longest lives we can. Did you know that 1 out of 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime? This year alone, 855,220 American men will be diagnosed with cancer. Men’s Health Month every June is devoted to raising awareness on preventable diseases and what you can do to detect any signs and symptoms early. This week is also Men’s Health Week, which leads up to Father’s Day. Consider these few quick facts and actions for you to take and pass along to a brother, friend, son or dad: Don’t Smoke: Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer for both men and women. Enough said. Not smoking (or quitting) is one step you can take to significantly lower your risk. Check “the boys”: The most common cancer in men ages 15 to 35 is testicular cancer. As one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, testicular cancer has a 99% five-year survival rate if caught early. Get to know your body. ...

Researcher progress report: The impact of diet on breast and colorectal cancers

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on June 5th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Research - Susan Steck, Ph.D., M.P.H., at the University of South Carolina was awarded the Prevent Cancer Foundation – Living in Pink grant last year for her project, “Dietary Inflammatory Index and Risk of Breast and Colorectal Cancers.” Now that she’s a little over a year into her two-year study, we asked for an update on her project. 1. What led to your interest in cancer prevention research in breast and colorectal cancers? Tell us a little about ...

Be a buddy: When advocacy becomes personal, Part I

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Do you know your family health history? It’s your first step in becoming your own best health advocate. The spring issue of Cancer PreventionWorks focuses on knowing your health background. This issue’s cover story features local CBS affiliate news co-anchor and Prevent Cancer board member, Andrea Roane, whose family history of cancer inspired her to take steps to live a longer and healthier life and Stop Cancer Before It Starts! Read Part I of Andrea’s ...

On the road again: The 2014 Prevent Cancer Super Colon tour

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on June 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - With the end of spring comes the winding down of the national Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ tour. Since March 1, I’ve traveled to Sebring, Florida, Virginia Beach, Virginia and Thousand Oaks, California with an eight-foot high, twenty-foot long giant inflatable colon as my only companion (Just kidding. We work with a company called Event Strategies Inc. to transport the exhibit. Thanks Cris and Chuck!). I’m often asked, “You must have the best job ever, huh?” and ...