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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 ...

Announcing the 2013 Screening Saves National Challenge Winners!

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 9th, 2013 | No Comments »
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We are excited to announce the results of the 2013 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge. The first-place winner is the Virginia Cancer Network in Charlottesville, VA. They will receive a $3,000 grant for their colorectal cancer awareness project and an exhibit stop from the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™. The second-place winner is the Wyoming Cancer Resource Services in Evanston, WY, and the third-place winner is the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Hogansburg, NY. ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon visits 2012 Screening Saves Winner at Family Fun Day

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen on March 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A snowy day in Kearney, Nebraska, did not stop the Good Samaritan Hospital from hosting their Family Fun Day event this past Saturday, March 23. Held at the Kearney Family YMCA, the day's goal was to share health and wellness information with the community through enjoyable family activities. To help promote colorectal cancer screening awareness, attendees received free t-shirts featuring the funny slogan “Get Your Rear in Gear!”. Families were encouraged to do a 1K walk ...

Colon cancer patient: Screening, early detection saved my life

Posted by Maryanne Kipe on March 25th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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In October of 2012, I became one of the estimated 1.6 million people that heard the words “you have cancer.” I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer through a regular cancer screening. While nobody ever wants to hear those words, I consider myself fortunate. My family, friends and co-workers have been supportive and loving throughout this experience, and I have access to excellent cancer treatment. [caption id="attachment_9973" align="alignright" width="300"] Maryanne Kipe, a colon cancer patient, encourages her friends ...