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Many Smokers Want to Quit But Few Succeed

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that although more than two-thirds of American smokers want to quit, only a small percentage do; reinforcing the need for more programs to help smokers quit. The report noted that while counseling programs and medication can double or triple smokers’ chances of quitting, most who tried in 2010 didn’t use either nor did they seek a doctor’s advice. The CDC said that the high percentage of ...

AZCC Skin Cancer Institute Helps Babies Be Sun Safe

Posted by Heather Hiscox, MPH, Program Development Coordinator, The Arizona Cancer Center on November 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) at the Arizona Cancer Center. The mission of the SCI is to prevent and cure skin cancer in Arizona. Arizona has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the nation: about 1,000 Arizonans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and several thousand develop non melanoma skin cancer. The funding is being used to assess the impact of the Hats On! ...

Consider Bicycling to Cut Costs and Save Lives

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives recently published a study about the many economic and health benefits of more people replacing short car trips with alternate transportation. Several billion dollars and over 1,000 lives each year would be saved due to cleaner air, lower health care costs and increased physical health. The study focused on the impact of replacing half of all short car trips (5 miles or less) with bicycle use. The major health benefit included ...

Moderate Drinking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

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A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found a correlation between the consumption of alcohol and increased risk of breast cancer. The data showed that even low-levels of drinking (3-6 glasses of wine per week) led to a 15% increase in breast cancer risk and that women who consumed higher levels of alcohol (at least 2 drinks per day) were found to have a 51% increase in breast cancer ...