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It Is Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found that smoking rates among young adults have fallen more drastically than those of older adults. Dr. Bethea Kleykamp, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, says the difference in quitting rates likely stems from older adults’ belief that the damage has already been done. However, Dr. Kleykamp believes this mind-set is not entirely valid, pointing to research that has found that even a month without ...

“My Fair Wedding” Host David Tutera Debuts New Cancer Prevention PSA

Posted by David Tutera on October 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
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I was thrilled to hear that the Foundation was among a group of cancer organizations selected as a Coalition Partner for the upcoming Lifetime Network film Five--a story of five unique women and how breast cancer affects their lives.  What is amazing is that some of Hollywood’s elite actresses; Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keyes, Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins, have all come together to direct this powerful and heart-warming film. What is even more extraordinary ...

Know the Facts to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take some time to learn about how to reduce your risk for breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the US. Knowing about general risk factors and your family medical history are steps in the right direction, followed by performing self-examinations and getting screened. Did you know that men can develop breast cancer as well? The good news is that the incidence of breast ...

Guide to Preventable Cancers for American Indian/Alaska Native Families Available!

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on October 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Since 2007, the Foundation has been working with American Indian and Alaska Native partners on cancer awareness, education and screening. In 2008, the Foundation developed the Guide to Preventable Cancers for American Indian and Alaska Native Families. The guide serves as a resource to increase education and knowledge about cancer prevention and early detection. Recently, thanks to generous funding from Ortho Biotech, the Foundation updated this guide and is able to distribute it to organizations free ...