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¡Viva las Campeonas!: Program encourages DC Latinas to share the message of breast cancer prevention & early detection

Posted by Karen J. Peterson, Vice President of Programs on December 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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It is with great love and satisfaction that I announce the web page for the new Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (Champions against Breast Cancer) project. Campeonas.org is now live on the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s website! A Campeona is a Latina age 40 and over who shares her own story of getting screened for breast cancer with friends and family to encourage them to do the same. Because screening has not increased as much for ...

Starting early: Reaching young women with breast health information

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on December 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Breast Health Education for Young Women Facilitator’s Guide is designed for interactive skill-based educational sessions. First released in 2008 and developed in partnership with the Howard University Cancer Center, this easy-to-use educational tool has been recently updated and follows current breast cancer screening and breast self-awareness guidelines. The facilitator’s guide has step-by-step instructions for diverse activities as well as all necessary forms, sample tests and FAQs to make it easy to implement the activities with groups ...

Military Women May Experience Greater Risks for Breast Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Soldiers may seem invincible, but when it comes to breast cancer, many female soldiers are at greater risk than their civilian counterparts. A recent study at Walter Reed Medical Center revealed military women are 20 to 40 percent more likely to face a breast cancer diagnosis than other women in the same age group. Research suggests that increased exposure to risk factors such as oral contraception usage, toxic chemicals and industrial jobs could explain the ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Women’s Health Panel on Prevention Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Liona Chan, Associate Manager, Marketing & Communications on | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation, in partnership with The National Museum for Women in the Arts, hosted the “Empowering Women on Prevention” panel on October 2. The lively discussion focused on empowering women and the steps they can take to reduce the risks of cancer. WUSA 9 TV anchor and Prevent Cancer sustaining board member Andrea Roane moderated the panel, that featured three amazing women who shared a wide spectrum of knowledge on women’s health issues ...