Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Kristine Fargotstein’s Skin Cancer Screening Story

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

Screening Story - Young Woman Warns Others ‘It Can Happen to You’ Whenever a photo is snapped of Kristine Fargotstein, the 24-year-old turns her left shoulder away from the camera to hide the 3-inch scar on her upper left arm. Even two years after surgery to remove a pre-melanoma area, she can’t help herself. She’s self-conscious when her scar is showing and dreads heading into tank top season. “I grew up in the Southwest where it’s gorgeous outside 24-7 and we were always outdoors. We didn’t always think about sun precautions,” Fargotstein explains. “I went to college in San Diego and I was a ‘beach bunny.’ I even went to tanning beds for awhile. I admit I was stupid. I wanted to be tan for graduation.” Saved by Early Detection After her trips to the tanning beds, Fargotstein noticed that a mole on her arm was a little darker. She wondered if it was something to worry about.  A short time later, while she was in her dermatologist’s office for an acne consultation, she hesitated to mention her concern. Thankfully, she did say something and her dermatologist took a biopsy. When the test ...

Songs, Sun Hats & Social Networking for Cancer Prevention!

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on | No Comments »
Cancer queens

Foundation News / Outreach - From sun-safety for infants in Arizona to social networking for breast health awareness among African American women in Florida, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to support the wide range of cancer prevention and early detection initiatives represented by its nine FY2011 community grantees. The Foundation’s Community Grants program supports local cancer awareness education and screening programs across the United States for all populations, especially underserved communities. In January, the Foundation awarded $85,000 in community grants to ...

Healthy Recipes: Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 28th, 2011 | No Comments »
Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Healthy Eating - Rosemary has a strong flavor, but offers only a subtle hint in this spinach soup. If you like, any seasonal greens you have on hand can be substituted for the spinach. 6 appetizer servings, 1 cup each Active Time: 30 minutes  Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients Croutons 2 cups 1/2-inch cubes country-style sourdough bread 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried Soup 1 tablespoon butter 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ...

112th Congress and Health Care Reform

Posted by Bethany Biskey, Communications Associate, Public Affairs on January 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - You don’t have to be a political wonk to understand that the actions of Congress will affect your everyday life. One of the most debated topics over the upcoming two years is likely to be the status of health care reform, and it is important that you understand and weigh in on the debate. You’ve probably heard that one of the first acts of the new 112th Congress was to vote to repeal health care reform. What ...