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Cancer Prevention

Lay Health Workers Encourage Latinas to Be Screened

Posted by Pamela Nwoji on April 30th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Latinas face disparities in breast cancer education as well as access to screening and follow-up care. Compared to non-Hispanic whites and African Americans, Latinas 50 and older have a higher risk of breast cancer and are more likely to die from it. Some of the reasons for these differences include: lack of access to linguistically and culturally appropriate healthcare services and education the myth that getting a mammogram causes cancer a strong desire to take care of family ...

Lifestyle Matters Seminar on Capitol Hill

Posted by Monique Smaby on April 28th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program held an event at the U.S. Capitol in March for National Nutrition Month to focus on the important role that lifestyle factors, such as a healthy diet, exercise, social support and the environment play in reducing one's risk for cancer.

Dialogue for Action 2015: Highlights from Day 3

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 24th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The final day of the conference kicked off with a humorous and enlightening presentation by the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. Last year while serving as Surgeon General, RADM Lushniak issued the Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. In its 143-year history, the office of the surgeon general had never addressed the prevalence of skin cancer. He added that treatment costs could be cut by $27 ...

Dialogue for Action 2015: Highlights from Day 1

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »
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The 2015 Dialogue for Action ™conference on cancer screening started out with a bang. Hundreds of people traveled to Baltimore—some from places as far as Israel and Guam—to hear from experts on the latest innovations in health care prevention and screening and network with colleagues from across the country and around the globe.