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

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation on October 12th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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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

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 ...

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 ...

Make Sun Safety a Priority Early in Life

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Sun safety is a standard that needs to be developed at an early age in order to reduce the risk for skin cancer. Most parents are diligent with their babies but become much more lax once kids are more active. From birth to age 18 is when the majority of a person’s exposure to ultraviolet rays occurs and serious sunburns drastically increase the risk of skin cancer later in life. Unless sun safety habits are developed ...