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Cancer Prevention

Blog carnival: I prevent cancer for…you!

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator of Research and Programs on October 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
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Cancer touches the lives of many families. How often do you hear someone share a story about a friend, a relative or an acquaintance that was recently diagnosed? Sadly, a lot. 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone. In 2009, my dad was one of those statistics. At only 55 years old, my dad was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Over the next year and a half, I spent every ...

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 ...

Community grantee spotlight: Cancer prevention on the Standing Rock Reservation

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director of Evaluation & Outreach on October 18th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Prevent Cancer has been making a difference in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities since 2007 through grants that support powwows, traditional food guides and numerous other cancer prevention projects. Our grants have enabled groups across Indian Country to implement cancer initiatives tailored to their individual communities. According to the Intercultural Cancer Council, the AI/AN community includes more than 560 federally recognized tribes and a wide range of languages, beliefs and cultures. There are ...

Volunteer dentist provides free oral cancer screenings at Iowa State Fair

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager of Community Outreach and Education on October 17th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Chad Johnson, a dentist from Pleasant Hill, Iowa (near Des Moines) considers volunteering in his community an important part of being a dental professional and a role model to colleagues. We are so lucky that he has been part of our volunteer team at the Iowa State Fair Health Awareness and Cancer Screening Booth for the past few years! This project partners Prevent Cancer Foundation with the John Stoddard Cancer Center at Unity Point Health, ...