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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 ...

Women May Benefit from Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast or Ovarian Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A study found that young women at risk of developing hereditary breast or ovarian cancer are often uninformed about how to best protect themselves. Although many women reported being aware of and concerned about the issue, they often displayed a limited understanding of the genetics behind hereditary cancer. Counseling can help women realize the screening and prevention methods available to them to manage and reduce their risk. Follow the link below to US News & ...