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The Prevent Cancer Super Colon in Portland, Oregon

Posted by PCF Admin on February 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
Super Colon in Portland

Regular Screening / The Super Colon - Check out a wonderful survivor's story as snow and the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ came together this week to Portland, Oregon.  The media had a busy day as they covered the nearly 500 people that turned out for the event, in spite of the weather.   Sponsored by the Providence Cancer Center and The Oregon Clinic this fabulous day-long community event had tours, presentations, information, experts to answer questions, healthy snack samples and prize drawings. The great on-site experts from both organizations not only offered tours of the exhibit, but spent time with individuals answering questions and sharing information about prevention and early detection.   Healthy eating was also a headliner as a nutritionist talked about diet and provided healthy snacks.  Presentations throughout the day gave attendees the opportunity to explore genetic factors, nutrition, screening and other topics in depth.   The enthusiastic staff helped everyone who visited the Super Colon understand the message that colon cancer is Preventable, Treatable, Beatable!

Healthy Recipes: Asparagus with Curry Butter

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Asparagus with Curry Butter

Healthy Eating - A touch of curry-infused butter dresses sauteed asparagus. This quick and delicious side dish would be just as welcome with a grilled cheese sandwich as it would with broiled salmon. 4 servings, about 1/2 cup each Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 2 teaspoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon curry powder, (see Tip) 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 shallot, finely diced 1 bunch asparagus, (about 1 pound), trimmed and cut into 1-inch ...

Part II: The Super Colon Lady Gets a Colonoscopy

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 23rd, 2011 | No Comments »

Regular Screening / The Super Colon - Yes, that’s me!  Strange as it might seem, it is a good moniker to have if you travel with a 20 ft. long, 8 ft. high giant inflatable colon.  The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ exhibit helps bring colorectal cancer awareness, and a message of early detection, to communities all across America.  If you read Part I: The Super Colon Lady Gets a Colonoscopy you know that, like many people, I had been dragging my feet about ...

Heather Banz: Skin Cancer Survivor

Posted by PCF AdminPCF 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 ...