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A Daughter’s Story: Colon Cancer’s Impact on a Family

Posted by PCF Admin on March 17th, 2011 | 13 Comments »
Catherine_Osterhaus

Regular Screening - “Well, it’s the size of a small orange,” my dad said as he pointed at the images taken of a tumor during his colonoscopy. It was a Tuesday night, and I felt a sense of relief that we had finally found the source of stomach pain and unexplained weight loss that he suffered from for the past two months. I was also shocked. As a thin, healthy, active thirty-eight year old, he wasn’t even a candidate for a colonoscopy, much less colon cancer. One week after the tumor was discovered he had a routine full body scan to ensure that the cancer was contained to his colon. My family assumed they wouldn’t find any additional cancer and he would have a basic surgery to remove the portion of his colon inflicted with the tumor, then he would be back to normal before we knew it. No big deal. My parents walked in the house after the full body scan. It was a frigid February evening and my 12 year old sister and I could see from the looks on their faces they had not been given the news we expected. The cancer was going to be a very big deal. My father ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon Hits Northern California

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 16th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Screening Information

Regular Screening / The Super Colon - The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ and a tsunami hit northern California at the same time this week as the Sonoma County Oncology Nursing Society (SCONS) hosted the exhibit at the Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa, CA.  The collaborative effort that SCONS put together included Santa Rosa Imaging Center, Kaiser Permanente, Endoscopy Center of Santa Rosa, Redwood Regional Medical Group, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, and other corporate sponsors.  Along with a stroll through the Prevent Cancer Super ...

Researcher Q&A with Dr. Raymond Konger

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Admin. & Community Outreach on March 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
Konger

Research - In spring 2007, Dr. Raymond Konger was awarded a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to support his research on skin cancer. Now an Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Dermatology at Indiana University, Dr. Konger continues his research, stating, “My focus on cancer prevention is based on the idea that the best way to treat a cancer is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.” Tell us about your research examining ...

Katherine Hayes, JD, to speak at the 2011 Dialogue for Action

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on March 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
Katherine Hayes, JD

Conferences - We are excited to announce that Katherine Hayes, JD, will speak on Health Care Reform 101 at the 2011 Dialogue for Action taking place March 24-25 in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Hayes is a lead scientist and professional lecturer in the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS). She has over twenty years of health policy experience at the federal and state levels of government. She has ...