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Sitting for Long Periods of Time Increases Cancer Risk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Increasing daily physical activity is a great way to lower your cancer risk, but now there is another risk factor that you should know about – being seated for long periods of time is strongly linked to an increased risk for colorectal and breast cancer. "It seems highly likely that the longer you sit, the higher your risk," said Neville Owen, PhD of Australia’s Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Dr. Owen presented the research ...

Lifetime Television Partnership Educates Millions on Breast Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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This October, the Prevent Cancer Foundation was selected by A&E Networks and Lifetime Television to be a Coalition Partner for FIVE, one of its most high-profile films to date. Directed by some of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses, including Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, and Alicia Keys, FIVE is an anthology of short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on the lives of five individuals and their families. The movie premiered on October 10 and ...

Breast Cancer Survivor Debuts New PSA, Calls for Early Detection

Posted by Holly Shaffner on October 10th, 2011 | 6 Comments »
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As a breast cancer survivor, contributing to Breast Cancer Awareness month is so important to me. I’m honored and privileged to share my story about early detection. Every chance I get, I remind family, friends and perfect strangers that everyone has a mother, sister, aunt, best friend or co-worker whom they should be talking to about annual mammograms. The Prevent Cancer Foundation public service announcement (PSA) is a fabulous way to remind women that to ...

Know the Facts to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take some time to learn about how to reduce your risk for breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the US. Knowing about general risk factors and your family medical history are steps in the right direction, followed by performing self-examinations and getting screened. Did you know that men can develop breast cancer as well? The good news is that the incidence of breast ...