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Adele Lass: Skin cancer survivor

Posted by Adele Lass on July 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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I am a 72-year-old woman. I was diagnosed with melanoma when I was 69.  I noticed what I thought was a bug bite on my lower leg. Several months later, I went to a dermatologist and he did not think it was anything either.  He did do biopsy though and I was later diagnosed with stage 3C melanoma.  I had 2 surgeries.  One on my lower leg about 5” by 9". The other in my ...

Musician’s struggle with colon cancer inspires a song of thanks.

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I was 53 and decided I should get a colonoscopy. I don't know why, I just felt like I should, being past the age of 50. Due to a series of setbacks, I was 54 by the time I was able to schedule my colonoscopy. I had scheduled a physical for that day too. After the colonoscopy we found a dark spot in my colon, and the doctor decided he wanted to do an MRI. ...

Holly Rose turns her breast cancer into a mission.

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On January 13, 2009, a girlfriend of mine posted a reminder to perform a self-breast exam on my Facebook page. I did and to my horror I discovered a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. I was extremely fortunate in finding my cancer in the early stages and was able to save my breasts and, more importantly, my life. I was so grateful for the reminder that saved my life that I decided ...

Announcing the 2013 Community Grant awardees

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to award four $10,000 grants to Custer Health in North Dakota, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Kentucky, Nueva Vida in Baltimore and the Skin Cancer Foundation in New York. The awards were given as part of the Foundation’s Community Grants program. The mission of the Community Grants program is to support community programs across the United States that: Focus on helping people prevent cancer or find it earlier when ...