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Investing in Prevention Saves Lives

Posted by Mary Vivo, Executive Director, Women’s Resource Center on November 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) in Fort Collins, Colorado is a recipient of a 2012 Community Grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This grant enables volunteers and staff to work year-round to provide community outreach through women’s wellness education and information about low-cost health services. This work encourages at-risk and low-income women to schedule preventive care and understand risk factors and lifestyle choices for avoiding cancer. The grant funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation helps the ...

Help Your Loved Ones Prevent Cancer [Infographic]

Posted by Ashley Boggs on October 31st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Adopting lifestyle changes that help prevent cancer is easier when there is a strong support network of friends and family to rely on. You can start your loved ones on the road to good health by leading by example and motivating them through these 5 simple steps: Promote a healthy diet. Find fun physical activities the family can do together. Discourage smoking and drink alcohol in moderation. Support loved ones who are trying to quit smoking. Talk about your ...

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

Posted by Liona Chan, Associate Manager, Marketing & Communications on | No Comments »
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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 ...