Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Cancer: You’re going down

Posted by Rebecca Evans on September 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - I am honored to be involved with the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. At the age of 15, I lost my father to stomach and esophageal cancer. Currently, at the age of 67, my mother is receiving treatment and beating breast cancer. The word “cancer” brings up strong emotions for me. Hearing the words “I have cancer” from both of my parents still makes my heart sink. The fear of losing a loved one to cancer is my reality. Without a doubt, I can say the hardest part of the last 17 years since my father died has been replaying in my head what could have been. I know if my father were alive today he would have loved hearing me on the radio every morning or coming into the studio and seeing me read a live teleprompter at FOX 5. Little moments like those are what cancer robs you of. This walk means everything to me. The chance to prevent cancer before it starts or catch it early is what I hope for every family. What a gift for a 15 year old girl not to have to lose her parent to cancer but instead have them right by her side into her ...

Skin cancer is no joke

Posted by Rachel Back, Guest Blogger on August 29th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - I am a very pale person and haven't tanned that frequently in my life. However, the few times that I've ever had a temporary tan or sunburn have caused permanent problems in my skin that I will be facing for the rest of my life. I've had about twenty moles removed throughout my twenty-four years of living thus far. About fifty percent of them came back as precancerous and would've developed into cancer if I waited ...

World Health Organization expresses concern over e-cigs

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on August 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated grave concerns regarding e-cigarettes, which comprise a $3 billion global business with over 466 brands. In anticipation of the 6th Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the WHO released a report citing the need for regulations for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) due to concerns about this growing business and the potential to put people around the globe at risk for negative ...

Tips for a healthy, inexpensive lunch

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - PHOTO CREDIT Many have the misconception that eating healthy is expensive. But if you map out your meals and only buy what you plan to eat at the grocery store, you can reduce costs and make healthy eating more affordable. Healthy eating and regular exercise are important steps to stay fit and Stop Cancer Before It Starts! Eating lean meats and vegetables and reducing salts and sweets in your diet keeps your body healthy and your immune ...