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2013 GLCC lung cancer survey gauges symptom awareness, smoking prevalence

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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According to a recent survey investigating awareness of lung cancer symptoms and smoking prevalence, over 70% of surveyed Americans could name symptoms of lung cancer, the leading cancer killer in the U.S. for both men and women. The survey also found that overall, 18% of people were current smokers while 56% had never smoked regularly. Among the other notable findings were that American women are more likely to say that they have never smoked than ...

Fran Drescher and leading scientists discuss environmental risks and women’s cancers

Posted by Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on October 30th, 2013 | No Comments »
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It is said that laughter is the best medicine. Although actress Fran Drescher has done her share of healing over the years in her role on the hit TV series “The Nanny,” she took on a more serious subject in September when she came to Capitol Hill to discuss environmental risks and women’s cancers. Fran, who founded the group Cancer Schmancer after her diagnosis and successful treatment of uterine cancer, spoke to a standing room ...

Who do you prevent cancer for?

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on September 19th, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Rebecca

I graduated from college in May and moved to D.C. to live alone because I wanted to establish my own “foundation.” I studied music, changed, grew up and realized I needed to make a more permanent change – I needed to find a way to banish negativity, do what I love (write, tweet and blog) and have a positive effect on the world. I began working at the Prevent Cancer Foundation in August shortly after an ...

Study shows that teen cigarette use drops to lowest point recorded

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A newly released report shows that cigarette smoking has dropped to its lowest point ever among eighth-graders and high school sophomores and seniors. Only 5% of high school sophomores had claimed to smoke in the last 30 days, compared to 18% when the survey was conducted in the 1990s. U.S. children are also exposed to less second-hand smoke, according to the survey. These decreases are attributed to tobacco prevention programs, tobacco taxes and laws restricting ...