Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Cancer Screening

Lung cancer CT scans: For older, heavy smokers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
avatar

New lung cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend annual CT lung scans (low dose computed tomography) for people ages 55 to 74 who have smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or the equivalent, such as two packs a day for 15 years. Research shows that screening these people can cut the risk of dying of lung cancer by 20%. The recommendations also emphasize that individuals should discuss the ...

New program empowers Latinas to be champions against breast cancer

Posted by Suzette Smith, Program Manager, Campeonas Project on | No Comments »
Suzette headshot

The Prevent Cancer Foundation would like to share news of its just-released program Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (“Champions against Breast Cancer”) designed to increase breast cancer awareness and screening among Latinas. Campeonas are Latinas who encourage their female friends and family over 40 to get screened for breast cancer. [caption id="attachment_9462" align="alignright" width="218"] Facilitators work with Campeonas to share messages of breast cancer prevention with DC Latinas[/caption] The Campeonas program was developed by a bilingual ...

Dialogue for Action participants work to increase cancer screening across the country

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on January 16th, 2013 | No Comments »
ECW2

Health professionals, who attended the Foundation’s 2012 Dialogue for Action conference in March, have been busy working to make an impact in cancer screening in their communities. The 2012 Dialogue brought together over 200 health care professionals and advocates from 34 states, the District of Columbia and eight tribal nations and urban Indian health organizations. We recently asked the 2012 participants about their post-conference activities. The great majority of respondents (84%) reported that they shared information ...

¡Viva las Campeonas!: Program encourages DC Latinas to share the message of breast cancer prevention & early detection

Posted by Karen J. Peterson, Vice President of Programs on December 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
avatar

It is with great love and satisfaction that I announce the web page for the new Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (Champions against Breast Cancer) project. Campeonas.org is now live on the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s website! A Campeona is a Latina age 40 and over who shares her own story of getting screened for breast cancer with friends and family to encourage them to do the same. Because screening has not increased as much for ...