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Be sun safety savvy: Facts vs. fiction

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on May 14th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Is your family gearing up for a season of sun, surf and sand? Before hitting the beach this summer it's important to remember that protecting your skin from the sun is vital to reducing your risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer diagnosis and also the most preventable cancer. To spotlight National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month we separate the sun safety facts from the most commonly heard myths to keep you, your ...

Foundation hosts webcast, “Family Medical History: Why & What You Should Know” – May 1st

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 25th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Many of us can easily recite the story of our parents, grandparents and their extended families – where they lived, what they did for a living, how they met their spouses and memorable moments from family get-togethers. What too many of us don’t know about our families is the critical information that could save or prolong our lives- our family medical history. [caption id="attachment_10341" align="alignright" width="270"] Knowing your family health history can help you determine your ...

Attendees applaud the 2013 Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President of Programs on April 11th, 2013 | No Comments »
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This year, the Dialogue for Action expanded its focus to “cancer screening” from its earlier focus of “colorectal cancer screening” and it was a huge success, as you’ll see from the comments and data from the 2013 attendees in this blog. [caption id="attachment_10243" align="alignright" width="218"] Keynote speaker John Polanowicz, Massachusetts HHS Secretary, talks with Michael McCalla, MSHA, at a break.[/caption] The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening: Hitting the Targets took place in Baltimore ...

Colon cancer patient: Screening, early detection saved my life

Posted by Maryanne Kipe on March 25th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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In October of 2012, I became one of the estimated 1.6 million people that heard the words “you have cancer.” I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer through a regular cancer screening. While nobody ever wants to hear those words, I consider myself fortunate. My family, friends and co-workers have been supportive and loving throughout this experience, and I have access to excellent cancer treatment. [caption id="attachment_9973" align="alignright" width="300"] Maryanne Kipe, a colon cancer patient, encourages her friends ...