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Study Links Drinking Coffee to Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A Harvard School of Public Health study that spanned over two decades and included almost 48,000 men found that antioxidants in coffee can help prevent prostate cancer. Even men who drank just a few cups of coffee a day, regular or decaf, were found to have a significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer. While follow-up studies are necessary to verify the findings, it is nonetheless promising news for male coffee drinkers throughout the world. ...

Women May Benefit from Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast or Ovarian Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A study found that young women at risk of developing hereditary breast or ovarian cancer are often uninformed about how to best protect themselves. Although many women reported being aware of and concerned about the issue, they often displayed a limited understanding of the genetics behind hereditary cancer. Counseling can help women realize the screening and prevention methods available to them to manage and reduce their risk. Follow the link below to US News & ...

The Heat is On: Help Fire Up 5K Fundraising Efforts for Cancer Prevention!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on July 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The intense summer heat has ignited Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K participants to achieve the event’s fundraising goal of $92,000 by September 24! The Foundation is close to reaching half of its 25 team goal, while teams and individual fundraisers alike are putting the spotlight on prevention and early detection as they ask their families, colleagues and friends to make donations in honor of or in memory of those who have been touched by cancer. Front runner ...

Physician & Skin Cancer Survivor to Young Women: There is No Such Thing as a Safe Tan!

Posted by Jessica Sparks Lilley, M.D. on July 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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As a pediatrician, I have dedicated much of my life to improve the health of children. Amid my grueling schedule, during my second year of residency I noticed in a bleary-eyed post-call shower that a mole on my chest had changed a little. I recounted the ABCD’s of skin cancer: my mole was only a little larger than a pencil eraser with more heterogeneity than I remembered. When I made an appointment with my internist, ...