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Cancer Early Detection A Winning Strategy for Olympic Athlete

Posted by PCF Admin on April 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Early Detection - I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on June 19, 2008. Due to my very fortunate early detection, I was able to go on two weeks later to fulfill my dream of making the US Olympic Swim Team. The detection of my cancer started one night while I was reading in bed. Just before turning the light out I thought I noticed something that shouldn’t be there. I went on to perform a self exam, to the best that I knew how, and decided that I definitely felt something different on my right testicle. Over the course of the next few days I would see a general care physician, have several tests done, and ultimately end up at the urologist where I was diagnosed. Thankfully I was diagnosed at an early stage so I was able to compete at the Beijing Olympics. It has been two and a half years since that day I sat in the doctor’s office and received the devastating news, and I can honestly say I am doing better than ever. When I returned to the water I had a new perspective on the sport and it helped raise my game to a whole new level.  A little ...

Healthy Recipes: Cashew-Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
Cashew-Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Healthy Eating - Radishes add a burst of color to this easy snow pea stir-fry and cooking them tames their spiciness.   4 servings, about 3/4 cup each      Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (see Note) 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 3 cups snow peas (about 9 ounces), trimmed 3/4 cup trimmed and quartered radishes (about 1 bunch) 4 scallions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 3 tablespoons unsalted cashews, toasted (see ...

Colorectal Cancer Screening Dialogue Leads to Action

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on March 31st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Conferences - Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US among men and women combined. Screening can prevent colorectal cancer, or detect it earlier, when treatment is more successful. That is why the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 13th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: [caption id="attachment_3689" align="alignright" width="307" caption="(From L. to R.) Kamin VanGuilder, Chyke Doubeni and Barry Berger"][/caption] Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow on March 23 through March 25 ...

A Cold Day for the Super Colon in Music City

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & C.O.O. on March 30th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - Nashville is known as the home of country music, Southern hospitality and warm weather. The morning of Saturday, March 26 dawned – and as luck would have it – it was windy and cold. But that didn’t stop the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Super Colon exhibit at Nashville’s Farmers’ Market. What started out as a slow morning quickly began to change about the time “Elvis” was in the market. Folks loaded down with their fresh fruits and ...