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Gordon Cole’s Prostate Cancer Screening Story

Posted by PCF Admin on February 12th, 2011 | No Comments »

Screening Story - Cancer Survivor, Squared When his doctor diagnosed him with prostate cancer, Gordon Cole’s reaction was not what one would have expected. He didn’t think, I’m going to beat this. And he didn’t think, I wish I’d climbed Everest. Sitting in his doctor’s office, he thought, Oh, no! Now there’s another area I’ll have to research! In August 2003, three years before being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Gordon Cole was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. Cole became his own advocate as he pored over books, pamphlets and Web sites, learning as much as he could about all the treatment options available to him. He even explored clinical trials to take advantage of new medicines not yet on the market. But all the knowledge in the world couldn't keep the cancer from spreading to his liver and lungs. The outlook was grim, but Cole wouldn’t give up hope that he would beat it. Then the news came that the prostate cancer diagnosis was in fact a new cancer — not a new site of the metastisized colorectal cancer. “While it was a shock, it wasn’t as numbing or debilitating as ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

Healthy Eating - Spiked with lots of zesty lemon, this delectable chicken stir-fry has a colorful mix of snow peas, carrots and scallions. But feel free to substitute other thinly sliced vegetables, such as bell peppers or zucchini. Serve with: Rice noodles or brown rice. 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 1 lemon 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed ...

Mayor Thomas Menino: Skin Cancer Survivor

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on February 10th, 2011 | No Comments »

Screening Story - Mayor's Message is Loud and Clear The mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, is also a skin cancer survivor. As an advocate for raising skin cancer awareness, he declared April 22, 2008 "Sunwise Day" in Boston to remind people that with the warmer weather comes sun responsibility. To commemorate the event, he partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the SHADE Foundation to plant trees, distribute free sunscreen and generate discussions about ...

Part I – The Super Colon Lady Gets A Colonoscopy

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 9th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Regular Screening / The Super Colon - So now it’s my turn!  Traveling all over the country with the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ is my job.  Working to bring educational awareness about colorectal cancer and preventive screening to different venues has allowed me to meet many wonderful people who have shared their experiences about getting a colonoscopy. Generally, you do not hear good stories when you are standing in front of a 20 ft long, 8 ft high inflatable colon. So, as ...