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Smokers, Drinkers may Develop Pancreatic Cancer Earlier in Life

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A recent study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology discovered that heavy smokers and heavy drinkers are at greater risk for developing pancreatic cancer. Looking at pancreatic cancer patients and high-risk individuals, researchers found heavy drinkers and heavy smokers were diagnosed 10 to 12 years earlier than the average age of detection, 72 years old. The study also discovered that after 10 years of giving up these habits, former smokers and drinkers did not ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Women’s Health Panel on Prevention Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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The Prevent Cancer Foundation, in partnership with The National Museum for Women in the Arts, hosted the “Empowering Women on Prevention” panel on October 2. The lively discussion focused on empowering women and the steps they can take to reduce the risks of cancer. WUSA 9 TV anchor and Prevent Cancer sustaining board member Andrea Roane moderated the panel, that featured three amazing women who shared a wide spectrum of knowledge on women’s health issues ...

2012 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Is Most Successful to Date!

Posted by DJ Abernathy on October 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Thank you to all participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 4th annual Prevent Cancer 5K walk/run the most successful yet, raising a record breaking $112,000! More than 400 individuals and families (and doggies) gathered at Nationals Park Sunday, September 30 to demonstrate their commitment to saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_8214" align="alignright" width="300"] Racing President Teddy leads the 5K starting line.[/caption] Dance Trance led a fun, aerobic warm-up before Nationals ...

Tastefully Childish: Never Too Young To Learn How To Prevent Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 20th, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_8147" align="alignright" width="252"] Jennifer and her family[/caption] Blogger Jennifer Kolodziej, author of the successful "Mommy blog," Tastefully Childish, has written an insightful post about her mother's breast cancer diagnosis and how it led her to teach her children about the value of a healthy diet. Jennifer, sister of Prevent Cancer Foundation Accountant Elliot Turner, also wanted to broaden her children's knowledge about other cultures so she used the Foundation community grant-funded Alaska Native Tribal Health ...