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2013 Screening Saves National Challenge features projects nationwide

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on March 11th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Vote now for your favorite 2013 Challenge project! The third annual Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge features 10 projects from across the country. From educating employees at work sites in Virginia and Pennsylvania to distributing colorectal cancer screening kits in Mississippi and Nebraska, read about the valuable work of the 2013 applicants and cast your vote! Colorectal cancer is preventable, yet over 142,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with the disease in 2013. ...

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 ...

Top 5 Reasons to Visit ScreeningSaves.org

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on March 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s website ScreeningSaves.org brings together organizations and individuals to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and to encourage those who are at risk to get screened. Here are the top five reasons why YOU should check out Screening Saves: Learn about colorectal cancer. Over 143,000 people in the US are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2012. Yet, it is preventable, treatable and beatable! Visit the site to learn about colorectal cancer prevention, ...

Cancer Survivor Story: Take Screening Seriously

Posted by Linda M. Hogg on December 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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I was familiar with cancer as a survivor, having had a melanoma at age 27. I was familiar with cancer as a caregiver. My husband lost his battle to pancreatic cancer and my son, diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), underwent a successful stem cell transplant in 2004.  In all three cases, a symptom prompted each of us to get a checkup. In September 2009, I had my annual gynecological exam. My checkup was normal but ...