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Squish the Tanning Myths this Summer

Posted by Maggie Klee on May 11th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The weather outside heats up. Summer approaches, and you can’t wait to get outside. Soak up sunrays, enjoy barbecues and hear, “You looked so relaxed,” from co-workers when you come into the office Monday morning, when actually you are just tan. What you may not know is your tan is killing you. There is no such thing as a safe tan. Tanning is a sign of sun damage and can lead to skin cancer, which ...

Preaching Prevention: The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ visits Ebenezer A.M.E. Church

Posted by Lisa Berry on May 1st, 2015 | No Comments »
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At the Prevent Cancer Foundation, our vision to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!™ has taken us all over the country from state fairs to Times Square helping people understand what cancer looks like. Last week, it took us to the grounds of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington, Maryland, where more than 200 people took a stroll through our giant inflatable colon.

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.