Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

The Progress of Prevention—The Culmination of 20 Years of Advocacy

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on May 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

Advocacy - This post originally appeared on the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship blog. Twenty years ago NCCS defined quality cancer care to include a full spectrum of necessary services for cancer patients. These included primary and secondary prevention, early detection, initial treatment, supportive therapies to manage pain, nausea, fatigue, and infections, long-term follow-up, psychosocial services, palliative care, hospice care, and bereavement counseling.  This principle, and all of the imperatives for quality cancer care, are as valuable and timely today as they were when they were first released.

Bright Spring Pasta Recipe

Posted by Monique Smaby on May 12th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Spring produce offers a delicious variety of vegetables to include in pasta dishes. Spinach, asparagus, green beans and peas are all nutritious spring vegetables that contribute to a healthy diet and pair well with pasta dishes. A healthy, balanced diet includes eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, avoid red and processed meats, limit sugary foods and minimizing alcohol consumption. Eating habits impact overall health and healthy eating habits aid in cancer ...

Squish the Tanning Myths this Summer

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on May 11th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Prevention - The weather outside heats up. Summer approaches, and you can’t wait to get outside. Soak up sunrays, enjoy barbecues and hear, “You looked so relaxed,” from co-workers when you come into the office Monday morning, when actually you are just tan. What you may not know is your tan is killing you. There is no such thing as a safe tan. Tanning is a sign of sun damage and can lead to skin cancer, which ...

Preaching Prevention: The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ visits Ebenezer A.M.E. Church

Posted by Lisa BerryLisa Berry on May 1st, 2015 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - At the Prevent Cancer Foundation, our vision to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!™ has taken us all over the country from state fairs to Times Square helping people understand what cancer looks like. Last week, it took us to the grounds of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington, Maryland, where more than 200 people took a stroll through our giant inflatable colon.