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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 ...

Tastefully Childish: Never Too Young To Learn How To Prevent Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 20th, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_8147" align="alignright" width="252"] Jennifer and her family[/caption] Blogger Jennifer Kolodziej, author of the successful "Mommy blog," Tastefully Childish, has written an insightful post about her mother's breast cancer diagnosis and how it led her to teach her children about the value of a healthy diet. Jennifer, sister of Prevent Cancer Foundation Accountant Elliot Turner, also wanted to broaden her children's knowledge about other cultures so she used the Foundation community grant-funded Alaska Native Tribal Health ...

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

Posted by Andrea Roane on April 12th, 2012 | 3 Comments »
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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 ...