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Colon Cancer Screening Rates Down Among Obese White Women

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Researchers at Johns Hopkins recently released results of a study that found obese white women less likely than non-obese, white women or any African-American group to get screened for colon cancer. These findings mirror past results that indicate white obese women more unlikely to get mammograms or Pap tests. Obesity is a risk factor for both colon cancer incidence and mortality so the low screening rates among this group is especially alarming. One potential reason is ...

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines…Do I Hear Consensus?

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on April 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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In recent years, when new screening guidelines have been announced by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), they are met with great debate and discussion. This is most often because the recommendations made by this government panel are not in agreement with the guidelines set by the American Cancer Society or other major medical organizations and professional societies. However, final guidelines recently published on cervical cancer screening by the USPSTF are being met with general ...

U.S. Cancer Rates Decline Result of Better Screening, Focus on Prevention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on March 29th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A study released Wednesday reports that cancer rates in the U.S. have continued to decline. Since 1999, new cancer cases have been dropping by half a percent each year. Overall, the cancer death rate has declined by 1.5 percent in adults and 1.7 percent in children annually. The findings include almost every cancer case reported in the U.S. through 2008 and come from a report generated by several government agencies and other organizations, including the ...

Join us in Breaking Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on March 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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On Wednesday, March 28, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy want you to make your voice heard in Congress in support of HR. 4120, the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012. This legislation, introduced by Congressman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania would, if passed, correct a provision in current Medicare coverage policy that subjects older Americans to coinsurance if a polyp is removed during a routine ...