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Donna Gutierrez’s Breast Cancer Story

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

Screening Story - A Wake-Up Call From Cancer Donna Gutierrez, a home mortgage broker in Virginia, was living the fast life. A single mother with two grown children, she barely ate anything and kept long hours at work. “I lived off of coffee and cigarettes,” Gutierrez admits. Her hectic, commission-based job left her with no time for friends and barely enough time for family. “It didn’t mean anything to me to work 12 to 14 or even 16 hours a day.” The self-described workaholic hadn’t taken a vacation in eight years. But in December of 2006, all that changed when she performed her routine breast self-exam. “I found a palpable lump,” she says.  A week later, she found herself celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve wondering about the results of the biopsy. “Both kids were home for the holidays,” Gutierrez recalls, “I kept a happy face on.” In early January of 2007, the results were confirmed: Donna Gutierrez had cancer. But she handled the diagnosis well. “I never cried,” Gutierrez remembers. “I said ‘okay — what’s the solution here?’” But when her health care provider suggested that ...

Grace Bender’s Breast Cancer Story

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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 ...

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 ...