Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Stomp cervical cancer out of your life!

Posted by Rebecca Evans on January 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

Early Detection - At my eleven-year-old daughter’s annual checkup, our doctor talked to us about getting the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer. We also discussed the need for my fourteen-year--old son to get one. I had a lot of questions, both as a mother and as a woman. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month -- the perfect time to ask those questions, learn more and get answers. Cervical cancer is a silent killer. Human papillomavirus virus or HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that causes almost all cervical cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, HPV infection is very common, and more than one-half of people who are sexually active will be infected with some strain of HPV. Women rarely see symptoms until the later stages; however, the virus can be detected through a screening called the Pap test. When found early, treatment is highly effective. It is important to know that not all strains of HPV cause cervical cancer -- two strains of HPV are the cause of most cervical cancer. Most recently, getting vaccinated against HPV is recommended for girls and boys from 11 to 12 years of age (also, females 13 – 26 and males 13 – 21 who haven’t already completed ...

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Awesome Games Done Quick: Thank you for over $1 million and for crashing our website

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 13th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - Living and thriving behind a screen doesn’t mean you’re not making an impact. Tell anyone who disagrees that Awesome Games Done Quick raised over $1 million for cancer prevention and early detection in seven days. Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual live streamed speed running marathon organized by Speed Demos Archive that raises funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Speed running involves playing video games as fast as possible. Many gamers have “shticks” to accompany ...

Claudia Henschke to speak at 2014 Dialogue for Action

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President, Programs on January 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce that Claudia Henschke, Ph.D., M.D., will speak on “Lung Cancer Screening: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” at the 2014 Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening. As a true pioneer in lung cancer screening and a tireless advocate for patients, Dr. Henschke will share this story as no other person can. Trained first in mathematical statistics and computer science before she decided to become a physician, Dr. Henschke ...

“Walking the walk” of cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Holly Bowers, Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run Participant on January 8th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - Even though weekends are usually set aside for sleeping and making pancakes and even though it was still dark when my alarm woke me up, I did not regret my decision to participate in the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run. It was a simple decision for me to create a corporate team for the 5k. I think that it can be so easy to get lost in our day-to-day work and forget to look up and ...