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Cervical Cancer Survivor’s Message to Women: DO SOMETHING!

Posted by PCF Admin on January 18th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Regular Screening - After 10 years, I’m still surprised at how much I talk about my cervix….to friends and strangers, to politicians and advocates, to teachers, students and parents. ANYONE who will listen. I guess I still do it because I believe it makes a difference. At 31, when I was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer after 13 normal Pap tests, I had no idea what was in store for me. The surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and internal radiation were anticipated and agreed upon, so I kind of knew what I was stepping into on the physical side.  But the emotional upheaval and depression that accompanied the physical assault on my body was another animal. I learned a LOT about myself through the whole experience and I learned a LOT about cervical cancer. So when I finally got to the other side – I decided to use my voice, my music and my story to share what I learned. I wanted to tell EVERYONE that cervical cancer is preventable – because it is. I learned that cervical cancer is caused by a very common virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). I learned that the Pap test looks for cell changes caused by HPV, but sometimes, it does not pick ...

Healthy Recipes: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans

Healthy Eating - Acorn squash’s natural shape makes it just right for stuffing. This filling has Mediterranean flair: olives, tomato paste, white beans and Parmesan cheese. Serve with: Mixed green salad with radicchio and red onion and crisp white wine, such as Pinot Grigio. 4 servings Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 2 medium acorn squash, halved (see Tip) and seeded 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon: An Educational Superstar

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ is just that!  The traveling exhibit is an educational superstar confronting the public’s fear and embarrassment about colon cancer while promoting the message of cancer prevention and early detection.  Communities, schools and medical clinics, to name a few, are using the interactive exhibit to promote awareness about colon cancer and to increase screening.  Past tour schedules have included a visit to the Arizona Diamondbacks and a spot on CBS -TV’s ...

Cervical Cancer: A Prevention Success Story

Posted by Carolyn "Bo" Aldigé, President and Founder on January 12th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Outreach / Regular Screening - Each January we observe National Cervical Health Awareness Month. It is a good time to reflect on the groundbreaking advancements that have been made in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. A diagnosis of cervical cancer was once a death sentence; it is now a preventable and treatable illness. Today, no woman need die from this disease. Cervical cancer has become the ultimate preventable cancer success story. The Pap test, developed in the late 1920s ...