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Blog carnival: My experiences with cancer

Posted by Margaret L. Turley, Writers Unite to Fight Cancer Administrator on October 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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I am involved in the effort to prevent cancer as it is near and dear to my heart. I lost one of my instructors to this devastating disease as a young nurse. Over the years, I’ve lost two uncles to cancer. My cousin has ovarian cancer, my aunt is a breast cancer survivor and another uncle is a prostate cancer survivor. I’ve cared for numerous cancer patients in the hospital and at home. Writers Unite to ...

Who do you prevent cancer for?

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on September 19th, 2013 | 2 Comments »
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I graduated from college in May and moved to D.C. to live alone because I wanted to establish my own “foundation.” I studied music, changed, grew up and realized I needed to make a more permanent change – I needed to find a way to banish negativity, do what I love (write, tweet and blog) and have a positive effect on the world. I began working at the Prevent Cancer Foundation in August shortly after an ...

Promoting health and cancer awareness on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation – 23 years and counting!

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on September 10th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Over 470 people attended the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s 23rd annual Community Wellness Day this summer to increase health awareness and promote physical activity. The day featured fun and interactive ways to educate participants about leading healthy lifestyles and preventing cancer. An inflatable obstacle course, a bounce house and massages were among the activities enjoyed by attendees this year. Located in northern New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation is divided by the U.S./Canada ...

Doctors and patients not communicating about PSA test

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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According to two studies and a survey, doctors and patients are not participating in a process called shared decision-making regarding the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Shared decision-making is the process by which doctors and patients have a discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of the PSA test and the patient shares his concerns and health issues. The doctor then reviews the options with the patient and together they would decide on personalized options regarding prostate ...