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Prevent Cancer Super Colon Engages and Educates about Cancer Prevention Nationwide

Posted by PCF Admin on April 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

The Super Colon - National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month was a busy one for the Prevent Cancer Super Colon! During eight event days in five different states, 3,000 visitors walked through the exhibit and even more received prevention and early detection information about colorectal cancer. [caption id="attachment_6954" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Dr. A.J. Magana and staff"][/caption] Shoppers at the Monument Mall in Scottsbluff, NE were in for a treat when the Prevent Cancer Super Colon visited the mall’s center on March 2 and 3. Sponsored by Regional West Medical Center, the exhibit was a part of a health fair with tables of information about colorectal cancer, breast health and high fiber nutrition. Dr. A.J. Magana, a local gastroenterologist, and members of his staff were present for both days and were fantastic at giving tours through the exhibit and answering questions. Patients at Lack’s Cancer Center in Grand Rapids, MI were greeted by the Prevent Cancer Super Colon when they entered the center’s lobby on March 8 and 9. The exhibit, sponsored by Saint Mary’s Health Center, had a few hundred visitors who walked through and received colorectal cancer information. The Center’s gastroenterology nurses, along with volunteers from Grand River Gastroenterology, helped share information on colorectal cancer and screening with ...

Turning Grief into Action: A Father Talks about the Need for Greater Testicular Cancer Awareness

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on April 12th, 2012 | 4 Comments »

Early Detection - [caption id="attachment_6938" align="alignright" width="202" caption="Brad Coleman"][/caption] Brad Coleman was a healthy and active 17 year-old boy who enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding ATVs in his native western Tennessee. In October 2008 he began complaining of severe headaches that were initially attributed to a family history of migraines. By the end of December, Brad’s headaches grew more severe and he was taken to the emergency room in nearby Camden, TN. There it was discovered that he had ...

JC Hayward and Andrea Roane: “Buddies” through Breast Cancer

Posted by Andrea Roane on | 3 Comments »

Early Detection - Early detection saves lives. Early detection gives you options. Early detection puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to how you want to fight your breast cancer. That’s what I’ve been saying for nearly two decades as the face of Buddy Check 9, WUSA-TV’s breast cancer awareness program. It began 19 years ago in partnership with the Prevent Cancer Foundation and Georgetown University Hospital. Since the start, I’ve heard from scores of women and men ...

Spiral CT Scan Cost Effective in Detecting Lung Cancer Early

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on April 11th, 2012 | No Comments »

Early Detection - The annual death rate for lung cancer is higher than cervical, prostate, colon and breast cancers combined, yet screening for those cancers is widely accepted and screening for lung cancer is not. A recent study by Dr. James Mulshine and researchers at the Rush University Medical Center, published in the April 2012 issue of Health Affairs, found that low-dose spiral CT screening would greatly reduce lung cancer mortality and cost less than other standard cancer ...