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Ten Years Later: Colorectal Cancer Prevention Still Saving Lives

Posted by PCF Admin on March 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - Ten years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation recognized a need to raise awareness, attention and funding for colorectal cancer. Our first step was to pass a resolution officially designating the month in the US Senate, US House and White House, declaring March 2000 as the first National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (NCCAM). The Foundation and our partners launched the first awareness month for colorectal cancer that year, with a major public awareness campaign. Survivors and doctors across the country joined in helping to spread the message that colorectal cancer can be Preventable, Treatable and Beatable. A centerpiece of the first colorectal cancer awareness month was a major research conference. Since then, this conference has grown. Our National Dialogue for Action conference series has become an anticipated part of March each year, and has been replicated in 17 states and 10 American Indian/Alaska Native teams across the country. Another visible symbol of colorectal awareness is our Super Colon. This giant, walk through replica of the human colon is a visual tool in learning about the disease. The colon has visited hundreds of cities across the United States and even internationally. It has made people laugh, but has ...

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Fill Up on Fish

Posted by Prevent Cancer on March 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - You’ve probably heard about the potential benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in protecting your heart and boosting your mood, but now there’s another do-good effect to add to the list: a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers from Harvard and Columbia universities tracked 500 men for 22 years as part of the Physicians’ Health Study and found that men who ate the most fish—at least five times a week—had a 40 percent lower risk of ...

A Winning Attitude Helped Olympic Athlete Fight Testicular Cancer

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Regular Screening - In June, 2008, young Olympic hopeful Eric Shanteau was diagnosed with testicular cancer, just days before the U.S. Olympic swim trials. Earlier that spring, Eric had suspected a problem, and with the encouragement of friends and family, he visited his health care provider at the age of 24. Since Eric’s cancer was caught early due to his screening, perhaps even within the first weeks of appearing and had not spread, his doctors cleared him to ...

Right Diet For Prostate Cancer Prevention

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Healthy Eating - Dr. Jin-rong Zhou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Nutrition/ Metabolism Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA and is a recipient of the Prevent Cancer Foundation research grant. Dr. Zhou is currently researching how a dietary combination of soy and black tea could significantly inhibit the development and progression of prostate cancer in a synergistic manner. Scientific evidence suggests that ...