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Breast Cancer

Community-level breast cancer screening and education support

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director of Evaluation and Outreach on October 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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What do the song and dance number “We’re off to get a Mammogram”, a breast health education curriculum for Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities, and a screening program in New Orleans post-Katrina have in common? They are all breast cancer screening and education initiatives supported by Prevent Cancer. This month, the nation is filled with pink ribbons, t-shirts, labels and events to raise awareness for breast cancer. Since 1994, Prevent Cancer has supported 19 programs in ...

Blog carnival: For the women who hold up my world

Posted by Katherine Leung on October 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
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I prevent cancer for all of the amazing women in my family who devote their lives to helping others. We live in a pink-washed world where breast cancer awareness blankets the United States every October, but every month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when you have a family history of breast cancer – as I am reminded every time I visit my doctor. The women in my family are smart, powerful and socially conscious. My mother ...

Blog carnival: For my mother

Posted by Robin Jones Kerr on | No Comments »

If you asked, my mom would tell you she’s a simple lady. She likes strong coffee, gardening, running and her Detroit Tigers. She likes good TV, good music and her dog. This humility doesn’t do justice to the incredible life she’s led. In 1995, when I was not even a year old, my mother was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. She was 34, had no previous family history of the disease and had two small ...

Blog carnival: For my family

Posted by Dr. Michelle Jones on | 1 Comment »
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Cancer survivors are often portrayed as heroic, doomed, sweet, patient and forbearing. I was none of these things: when I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer and told I had a 40 percent chance of living five years, I was not heroic; nor was I afraid. I had a two-year-old son and a six-month-old daughter. I was furious. I was raised in an era when Betty Ford's disclosure of her breast cancer was controversial (according ...