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A twenty something’s guide to colorectal cancer prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
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If you are in your twenties like me, your first reaction to a piece about colorectal cancer may be “Thank goodness I don’t have to think about that yet!” But being in your twenties is all about taking on responsibility and that includes taking charge of your health. Now is an ideal time to learn about colorectal cancer and establish good habits to reduce your risk. The longer you put off creating good habits, the ...

Make a difference in your community – attend the 2014 Dialogue!

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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We are just two months away from the 16th annual Dialogue for Action conference on cancer screening. The conference offers the opportunity to network with a diverse audience of professionals making great strides in the field of cancer prevention and early detection across the country. Last year’s participants offer compelling reasons why you should register now for the 2014 Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening! Over 90% of participants shared information from the last year’s Dialogue ...

Stomp cervical cancer out of your life!

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Program on January 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

At my eleven-year-old daughter’s annual checkup, our doctor talked to us about getting the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer. We also discussed the need for my fourteen-year--old son to get one. I had a lot of questions, both as a mother and as a woman. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month -- the perfect time to ask those questions, learn more and get answers. Cervical cancer is a silent killer. Human papillomavirus virus or HPV is ...

Claudia Henschke to speak at 2014 Dialogue for Action

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President, Programs on January 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce that Claudia Henschke, Ph.D., M.D., will speak on “Lung Cancer Screening: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” at the 2014 Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening. As a true pioneer in lung cancer screening and a tireless advocate for patients, Dr. Henschke will share this story as no other person can. Trained first in mathematical statistics and computer science before she decided to become a physician, Dr. Henschke ...