Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Heather Banz: Skin Cancer Survivor

Posted by PCF Admin on February 20th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Screening Story - Dear Prevent Cancer: I was diagnosed with melanoma about 5 years ago, when I was 35. I had a mole on my stomach that was starting to flake and looked red. I assumed that it was from my waist band rubbing the mole and irritating it. When I went to my doctor for my annual physical I asked her if I could have it removed. She referred me to a surgeon in the area who removed the mole in his office and sent it to a lab for testing. A week or so went by and I received a call that it was melanoma. My first surgery Unfortunately this surgeon lacked compassion. When you hear the word "cancer" you immediately assume the worst. I asked him if I could die from this and he said (with no emotion) yes. I cried the whole drive home and that evening. I didn’t want to die. I decided that I wanted to get the best possible care and immediately called Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Dermatology department. Through the grace of God I got an appointment within a couple of weeks. They scheduled me for surgery ...

Healthy Recipes: Quick Breakfast Taco

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Quick Breakfast Taco

Healthy Eating - A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, the breakfast taco made with reduced-fat Cheddar and egg substitute is a satisfying and healthy breakfast option. 1 serving Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 2 corn tortillas 1 tablespoon salsa 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters Preparation Top tortillas with salsa and cheese. Heat in the microwave until the cheese is melted, about 30 seconds. Meanwhile coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat ...

What is the Colorectal Cancer Control Program?

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is funding a Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) across the United States for five years to help 25 states and 4 tribes combine the efforts of their communities and partner organizations to change the face of colorectal cancer screening. The CRCCP's goal is to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among men and women aged 50 years and older from about 64% to 80% in the funded states by 2014. ...

Congressional Butt-In: A New Congress Provides a New Opportunity

Posted by Bethany Biskey, Public Affairs Communications Associate on February 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - With record cuts across the board in Congressional spending and constituents at home saving each hard-earned penny, this is not a political environment that bodes well for spending increases of any kind.  We know how important prevention is to decreasing our cancer risk and saving healthcare dollars, but does Congress?  With so many new faces on Capitol Hill, they may not. That’s why our Congressional Butt-In is so important, now more than ever! For those of you ...