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Early Detection Was the Gift of Life

Posted by PCF Admin on March 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Events - This Friday, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is hosting its 17th Annual Spring Gala: The Enchanting Principality of Monaco and I am honored to be involved in its planning. For me, this Gala is not just another social event; it is an important celebration for a cause that is especially close to my heart. In the past fifteen years, I have had three separate cancer diagnoses – two occurrences of melanoma and one occurrence of breast cancer. In each case, early detection was the gift of life. My husband and I have spent the past 17 years in diplomatic postings and enjoyed traveling to all seven continents. Without a doubt, the most foreign and absolutely alien ground we have stood on is where we were each time I was told I had cancer. No matter where you live, a cancer diagnosis thrusts you into another world where suddenly nothing is familiar and the way ahead, unknown.  No matter what language you speak, a diagnosis of cancer leaves you speechless. In 2004, when our husbands were serving as Ambassadors to the U.N., a close friend and I discovered that, three years earlier, we had both been undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer in Paris ...

Healthy Recipes: Pacific Sole with Oranges & Pecans

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
Pacific Sole with Oranges & Pecans

Healthy Eating - Not so long ago, Dover sole meant an overcooked fillet swimming in butter, dotted with tasteless dried herbs and soaked in too much lemon juice. But sole deserves a comeback: it can become a satisfying, sophisticated, one-skillet dinner with very little effort. The recipe can easily be doubled. 2 servings Active Time: 20 minutes  Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 orange 10 ounces Pacific sole, (see Note) or tilapia fillets 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 teaspoons unsalted butter 1 medium ...

Sunny Walia’s Skin Cancer Screening Story

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on March 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »

Screening Story - The Determined Dermatologist It’s no surprise that dermatologists care about skin cancer. But what happens to a dermatologist who has a family member diagnosed with the disease? Sunny Walia, assistant professor of dermatology and director of dermatologic laser surgery at George Washington University knows everything there is to know about sun safety, but when someone in her family was diagnosed with skin cancer, she re-dedicated herself to ...

Mary Ellen Kirkbride’s Lung Cancer Story

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Screening Story - A True Fighter Nearly five years ago, Mary-Ellen Kirkbride responded to a lung cancer researcher’s call for help. Her intent was simple — to honor her father’s memory. Little did she know her own life was about to be saved. Kirkbride knew the lung cancer statistics all too well. She had lost her father to lung cancer years earlier, and was about to watch her mother lose the battle. She was ...