Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Part I – The Super Colon Lady Gets A Colonoscopy

Posted by PCF Admin on February 9th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Regular Screening / The Super Colon - So now it’s my turn!  Traveling all over the country with the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ is my job.  Working to bring educational awareness about colorectal cancer and preventive screening to different venues has allowed me to meet many wonderful people who have shared their experiences about getting a colonoscopy. Generally, you do not hear good stories when you are standing in front of a 20 ft long, 8 ft high inflatable colon. So, as much as my head knew a colonoscopy was a good thing, part of me was running the other way chased by horrible images in my mind. Then the New York Times published an article about fear being the #1 reason why people in the United States didn’t get a screening colonoscopy at age 50.  Okay, okay, I am not afraid; let’s do this! A call to a local gastroenterologist (G.I. doc), recommended by a neighbor, got me an appointment to learn about the colonoscopy procedure and make decisions, with the doctor, about what would work best for me. The G.I. doc showed me pictures of the inside of the human body and explained to me exactly what would occur before, during and after the colonoscopy.  She told ...

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Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Prevention Research

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Admin. & Community Outreach on February 8th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Foundation News / Research - This month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Dr. Katherine Crew, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University. Dr. Crew received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2007. Her research focuses on the biological effects of vitamin D in premenopausal women at high risk for breast cancer development. We asked Dr. Crew the following questions about her research and the importance of funding ...

Healthy Recipes: Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Healthy Eating - Grapefruit juice is the base for the tangy vinaigrette on this salad studded with grapefruit segments and dried cranberries. It serves 12 as a starter or about 6 if you’d like a large portion per person. 12 servings, about 1 cup each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 red grapefruit 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced scallions 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 cups torn butter lettuce 6 cups baby spinach 1 14-ounce can ...

“My Fair Wedding” Host David Tutera Makes Breast Cancer Survivor’s Dream Come True

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on February 3rd, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Events / Foundation News / Regular Screening - Five years ago, a perfect dream wedding was probably the last thing on Kim Read’s mind. Kim had been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, affecting 23 nodes and requiring eight rounds of chemotherapy and six surgeries. She had even opted to have her ovaries removed after discovering that the cancer was hormone-related and linked to a genetic mutation. She was only 30 years old and single.  Today, Kim is cancer free, happily married and has ...