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Prevent Cancer Super Colon visits the Latin American Festival in Worcester, MA

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ went to Worcester last weekend for the 23rd annual Latin American Festival. The exhibit was hosted by UMass Memorial Health Center. Volunteers gave out magnets, bracelets and our Guide to Preventable Cancers in English and Spanish. Among the 433 visitors were Congressman Jim McGovern and Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program Executive Director Lisa McGovern. A drawing for a free iPad mini helped attract visitors to the exhibit where we spoke with ...

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

Posted by Jake Mayes on July 24th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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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. ...

Father’s Day tribute shows the importance of cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director, Development on June 14th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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I always thought my father had nine lives. My father had a few close calls with death during his life but he amazingly always seemed to come through. As a boy he was very sick with rheumatic fever, a very serious and sometimes fatal disease, but managed to recover. During college he broke his neck after diving into a quarry, landing him in the hospital for six weeks. While serving in the Marine Corps my father took ...

Foundation supports bill to remove unexpected costs of colorectal cancer screenings

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on April 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Imagine you are a senior citizen who has made the wise decision to have a colonoscopy procedure to test for colorectal cancer. You go into the hospital thinking screening costs will be covered under Medicare and you will not be charged coinsurance. When you wake up, you learn a polyp was discovered and removed. It was found early and removed before it became cancerous so you are relieved… until you get your bill. You now ...