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Grace Bender’s Breast Cancer Story

Posted by PCF Admin on March 1st, 2011 | No Comments »

Screening Story - Armed with Information If watching her mother have a radical mastectomy, her father suffer from kidney cancer and her brother struggle with multiple myeloma taught Grace Bender anything, it was to pay attention to her health and ever-evolving medical technology. “I read a lot about health issues because of my interest in helping people become their own health advocates. To help them, I have produced a product, mymedmanagerTM, a health care and medication organizer," says Bender, age 62. “Last October, I read that MRI breast scans were the best way to detect breast cancer especially in women with large, dense breasts, and a family history of breast cancer,” recalls Bender. Knowing that she had dense breasts and a family history of breast cancer, Bender took action and had an MRI done. “The scan showed three small spots in different areas of one breast. My doctor then ordered a mammogram, which showed nothing, and an ultrasound, which showed only two spots. At that point my doctor ordered an MRI biopsy," she says. The biopsy showed that all three small spots were malignant and she ...

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon in Portland, Oregon

Posted by PCF AdminPCF 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 ...

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 ...