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10 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Posted by PCF Admin on December 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating / No Smoking / Regular Screening - The Foundation’s #2PreventCancer Campaign is encouraging individuals to take simple steps every day to reduce their cancer risk and to share these smart choices, no matter how big or small, with others. We believe that together we can support each other on our journey to live smart, healthy lifestyles – one tweet or Facebook status update at a time. With help from our Medical Advisory Board and other leading experts, we have compiled a list of 10 ways to help you get started today. 1. Quit smoking "One out of every two deaths before age 65 in our society is due to smoking,” said James Mulshine, M.D., professor of internal medicine and associate provost for research at Rush University Medical Center. You can add up to 10 years to your life by quitting.  Strive to break the addiction, and create smoke-free environments in your home and community. 2. Get screened Be sure to continue annual screening tests like the Pap test and mammogram if you are a woman, and talk to your healthcare professional about the pros and cons of a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test if you are a man. Both the Pap test and PSA can detect cellular changes before they become cancerous, and the ...

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Healthy Recipes: Black Bean Soup

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Healthy Eating -   This is a zippy Southwestern-flavored black bean soup. You can make it with canned beans so it comes together in minutes. If you have leftovers, pack them up in individual serving containers for lunch the next day.   4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed 3 cups water 1/2 cup prepared salsa 1/4 ...

GLCC Journalism Awards Announced, Katie Couric National Media Recipient

Posted by Carolyn R. Aldigé, President and Founder on December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - As a founding member and vice-president of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), it was my pleasure to join CancerCare’s Win Boerckel in New York City yesterday to present the 2010 Global Lung Cancer Coalition Journalism Award in the US National Media category to Katie Couric. Her CBS Evening News segment on June 29th raised awareness about the prevalence of lung cancer, especially among women. The Global Lung Cancer Coalition consists of organizations from 16 countries ...

Think You Can Put Off that Routine Annual Checkup? Think Again.

Posted by U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern on December 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - We are all busy – between work, kids, family and friends, schedules book up fast. For me, this year was particularly hectic due to an unusually tough political climate. My reelection campaign was an additional demand on top of the usual congressional schedule and family commitments. It would have been easy to postpone my routine annual medical checkup until after the November election or beyond. But I’m glad I didn’t. In August, I scheduled and kept the appointment ...