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Anticipated 2013 cancer figures

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The latest cancer figures compiled in the annual statistics report of the American Cancer Society show that more than 1.66 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2013, while more than 580,000 Americans are expected to die from the disease. Since 1991, the overall death rate for cancer in the U.S. has declined, primarily because of reductions in smoking and improved cancer screening. According to the report, about half of all new cancers ...

Is social networking the new handy weight loss tool?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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In case you needed another reason to use social media, researchers at the University of South Carolina have discovered that using a Twitter support group may help individuals achieve those challenging weight loss goals. The study’s findings showed that those who participated in a weight loss program overall lost more weight when they used the site to receive and share information and encouragement. The research team found that every 10 tweets corresponded with about 0.5 ...

New program empowers Latinas to be champions against breast cancer

Posted by Suzette Smith, Program Manager, Campeonas Project on | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation would like to share news of its just-released program Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (“Champions against Breast Cancer”) designed to increase breast cancer awareness and screening among Latinas. Campeonas are Latinas who encourage their female friends and family over 40 to get screened for breast cancer. [caption id="attachment_9462" align="alignright" width="218"] Facilitators work with Campeonas to share messages of breast cancer prevention with DC Latinas[/caption] The Campeonas program was developed by a bilingual ...

Tips to maintain a healthy weight [Infographic]

Posted by Will Melor, Communications Associate - Graphic Design on January 22nd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Maintaining a healthy weight is an important step we can take to greatly reduce the possibility of developing certain forms of cancer. When trying to lose excess weight, many of us turn to fad diets that promise a quick fix. These dieting schemes often cause short-term weight loss, continuing no more than six months, followed by weight regain. Typically more weight is gained than was lost. The best way to lose excess weight is to ...