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Mother’s Day “Walk Against Cancer”

Posted by PCF Admin on May 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Brave breezes whipped around the Alviso Marina County Park, on Mother's Day weekend.  The park is the new venue for the Latinas Contra Cancer major annual fund raising event, "Walk Against Cancer", that raises awareness in the Latino community around issues of cancer.  The participants walk 3 miles from the Alviso Marina through Alviso for a commemoration of those who lost their battle and a celebration of survivorship.  The event featured many booths with health resources, give-aways, ...

Cancer Early Detection A Winning Strategy for Olympic Athlete

Posted by Eric Shanteau on April 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on June 19, 2008. Due to my very fortunate early detection, I was able to go on two weeks later to fulfill my dream of making the US Olympic Swim Team. The detection of my cancer started one night while I was reading in bed. Just before turning the light out I thought I noticed something that shouldn’t be there. I went on to perform a self exam, to ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon Hits Northern California

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 16th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ and a tsunami hit northern California at the same time this week as the Sonoma County Oncology Nursing Society (SCONS) hosted the exhibit at the Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa, CA.  The collaborative effort that SCONS put together included Santa Rosa Imaging Center, Kaiser Permanente, Endoscopy Center of Santa Rosa, Redwood Regional Medical Group, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, and other corporate sponsors.  Along with a stroll through the Prevent Cancer Super ...

Early Detection Was the Gift of Life

Posted by PCF Admin on March 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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This Friday, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is hosting its 17th Annual Spring Gala: The Enchanting Principality of Monaco and I am honored to be involved in its planning. For me, this Gala is not just another social event; it is an important celebration for a cause that is especially close to my heart. In the past fifteen years, I have had three separate cancer diagnoses – two occurrences of melanoma and one occurrence of breast ...