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Prevent Cancer Foundation News Round-Up

Posted by PCF Admin on November 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »

Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s weekly look at news from around the web in the cancer prevention and wellness communities. How to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving Health is not only about eating well and exercising. Be healthy this Thanksgiving by giving thanks! People who offer gratitude are happier and take better care of their bodies than those who do not, according to this article. (SanDiegoMagazine.com) Take that, Stretch! Short people burn more calories walking Height and weight are important factors in calculating how much energy you use while walking. How much energy per pound of body mass do you use? Are you an “economical walker”? This interesting article gives a clear explanation, as well as offers applications for this new information. (MSNBC.com) Age Could Affect How Well Cancer Patients Cope An increased survival rate does not necessarily lead to an easier time coping with cancer-related issues in cancer patients. According to this study, patients under forty years old experienced increased pain, locations of pain, and difficulty paying health-care bills than patients over forty.  (HealthDay.com) The “Low-Calorie Means I Can Eat More” Trap If you think you are doing your body ...

2011 Dialogue for Action Pre-Conference Offers Variety of Activities

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Conferences / Regular Screening - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is deep into agenda planning for the 13th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening, which will take place March 23-25, 2011, in Baltimore, MD. This dynamic conference brings together leaders in the field of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and provides concrete tools to encourage action throughout the year that will lead to increased CRC screening in communities across the nation. This year’s conference, entitled Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer ...

Lung Cancer Screening Advances: Life-Saving Information the At-Risk Need to Know

Posted by James L. Mulshine, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, Associate Provost of Research, Rush University Medical Center on November 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening / Research - Earlier this month, the big news about the 20% reduction in lung cancer in a high-risk population that took part in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) has been widely covered by the media.  In the wake of the announced positive results of early detection of lung cancer with spiral CT scans, a number of commentators have commented on the potential harms of engaging in lung cancer screening. While there are critical issues that relate to the ...

Replication of Cancer Screening Program Helps New Community

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25th Anniversary - Suzanne Hoban Executive Director, Family Health Partnership Clinic ¡Celebremos la vida! Project Director Congratulations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation on 25 successful years! We are so thrilled to have been a partner with this terrific organization since 2004. That year, Prevent Cancer funded a fledgling project in the rural northeastern portion of Illinois. ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Celebrate Life) at Family Health Partnership Clinic joined other successful ¡Celebremos la Vida! programs operating in the Washington, DC area since 1994. ...