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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 ...

Tanning Beds Cause Alarming Number of Skin Cancer Cases in the U.S.

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A study conducted at UC San Francisco discovered indoor tanning is responsible each year for over 170,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. Findings also indicated that tanning bed users were more likely to develop certain types of skin cancers than non-users, with the highest risk among young adults. Though local and national government efforts have recently attempted to regulate indoor tanning by implementing a tanning tax or banning ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Women’s Health Panel on Prevention Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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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 ...

Many US Colleges Seek to Ban Outdoor Campus Smoking

Posted by PCF Admin on July 5th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Policymakers are seeking to ban all tobacco use on public university campuses across the country—prohibiting tobacco products both indoors and in outdoor areas of campuses. The ban on tobacco use at colleges and universities stems from concern for student health and reduced maintenance costs of smoke-free dorms. Several university systems already have tobacco bans in place, while other systems seek to do the same. The California state system plans to bar tobacco use beginning in 2013 ...