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Breast Health Education for Young Women

Posted by Prevent Cancer on March 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Young Women

The foundation’s breast health education for Young Women materials are reaching Communities far and wide. The DVD and facilitator’s guide are now in 35 states across the U.S. and three other countries. From urban schools in Minnesota, to health fairs in New York, to a health center in Bermuda, educators are using the materials to teach breast health behavior to young women in their communities. The 14-minute educational DVD emphasizes the importance of early detection ...

Making a Difference Locally – PCF Community Grants

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Volunteer

Reaching out to individuals in soup kitchens, at health fairs and through local radio Programs, the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grantees are making a difference in rural and urban communities. Facing limited resources and large undeserved populations, the five community grantees have made a tremendous impact in their communities by providing valuable cancer prevention education and screening services. Here is a snapshot of the Foundation’s community grant work: Chenango health Network, Chenango County, Ny— The Chenango ...

January is Cervical Health Month — So Women, Get Yourself Checked

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January

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Prevent Cancer Foundation wants to remind women to take preventive measures to reduce risk for this disease. Fortunately there are screening and prevention options that have helped reduce cervical cancer death rates by 70 percent over the past 50 years, according to the American Cancer Society. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV, a virus that most ...

Getting Screened for Cervical Cancer Isn’t Crazy

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Women do some crazy things, but one of them should not be forgetting to get a pap test! in 2009 an estimated 11,270 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 4,070 will die from the disease. These startling numbers prompted the Prevent Cancer Foundation to create a unique and interactive Web site that encourages women to “confess” their craziest moments while providing them with information about ...