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Prevent Cancer Super Colon: In Communities Across America

Posted by PCF Admin on February 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - "Bring the Prevent Cancer Super Colon exhibit to your hometown and help reduce the risk of colon cancer in your community!"  This is the message the Prevent Cancer Foundation has been spreading nationwide since 2005 when it first pioneered the traveling, inflatable, giant colon.  The exhibit is a huge visual attraction wherever it goes, which is part of the impact it has made in hundreds of communities as it raises the awareness of colorectal (CRC) cancer through its interactive displays and on site staff, who answer questions about screening, genetics and healthy lifestyles.  In motivating the public to know about CRC screening, the Super Colon reminds people that colorectal cancer almost always develops from precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum.  Certain screening tests can find precancerous polyps, so that they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening tests can also find colorectal cancer early, when treatment works best. Check out the videos from Communities Across America where the exhibit has visted in the past few years and then reserve a date to bring the Super Colon to your hometown. Watch the Prevent Cancer Super Colon at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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Kristine Fargotstein’s Skin Cancer Screening Story

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on February 1st, 2011 | No Comments »

Screening Story - Young Woman Warns Others ‘It Can Happen to You’ Whenever a photo is snapped of Kristine Fargotstein, the 24-year-old turns her left shoulder away from the camera to hide the 3-inch scar on her upper left arm. Even two years after surgery to remove a pre-melanoma area, she can’t help herself. She’s self-conscious when her scar is showing and dreads heading into tank top season. “I grew up in the Southwest where ...

Songs, Sun Hats & Social Networking for Cancer Prevention!

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on | No Comments »
Cancer queens

Foundation News / Outreach - From sun-safety for infants in Arizona to social networking for breast health awareness among African American women in Florida, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to support the wide range of cancer prevention and early detection initiatives represented by its nine FY2011 community grantees. The Foundation’s Community Grants program supports local cancer awareness education and screening programs across the United States for all populations, especially underserved communities. In January, the Foundation awarded $85,000 in community grants to ...

Healthy Recipes: Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 28th, 2011 | No Comments »
Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Healthy Eating - Rosemary has a strong flavor, but offers only a subtle hint in this spinach soup. If you like, any seasonal greens you have on hand can be substituted for the spinach. 6 appetizer servings, 1 cup each Active Time: 30 minutes  Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients Croutons 2 cups 1/2-inch cubes country-style sourdough bread 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried Soup 1 tablespoon butter 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ...