Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Breakaway from Cancer Turns 10

Posted by Jeanne Ellinport on May 18th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to be a part of the Amgen Tour of California’s Breakaway from Cancer raising awareness of each stage of cancer (or prevention of cancer) and early detection to all tour festival goers.

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

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth 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 ...

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 ...