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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 ...

Lifetime Movie FIVE Explores Breast Cancer’s Impact on People’s Lives

Posted by Eileen Sexton, Managing Director, Marketing & Communications on October 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Monday evening I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the screening of FIVE, a Lifetime Network film, in downtown Washington DC. The Prevent Cancer Foundation, along with six other cancer organizations, is a Coalition Partner. Before the screening, Dr. Jill Biden and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made opening remarks and spoke of the importance of affordable, accessible and preventable breast cancer care for all women. FIVE is directed by some of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses, including Demi ...

Updated Breast Health Education Materials Just in Time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on September 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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We are excited to announce that our recently revised Breast Health Education for Young Women materials, first released in 2008, are now available! The easy-to-use facilitator’s guide and DVD designed for interactive skill-based educational sessions may be useful resources for the health education that your organization may provide to young women. The information in the guide and in the video follows current breast cancer screening and breast self-awareness guidelines. The video covers the importance of detecting ...

Falling Mammography Rates Alarm Researchers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 25th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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In 2002, a U.S. government study found that women who used hormone therapy as a treatment for menopausal symptoms had an increased risk of developing breast cancer or heart disease, leading to a sharp drop in their use. This precipitated fewer visits to the doctor and fewer opportunities for reminders about mammograms, and, as a result, researchers found that mammography rates dropped in 2005 for the first time in nearly two decades. With fewer women ...