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New Colon Cancer Test May Increase Screening Numbers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Getting screened for colorectal cancer is important for the prevention and early detection of the disease. However, too many Americans who should be screened are failing to do so. In 2010, only 59% of Americans who should have been screened for colorectal cancer were, compared to 67% for breast cancer and 76% for cervical cancer. During an optical colonoscopy, required every 10 years, a doctor inserts a scope into the colon to detect and remove small ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon Engages and Educates about Cancer Prevention Nationwide

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on April 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month was a busy one for the Prevent Cancer Super Colon! During eight event days in five different states, 3,000 visitors walked through the exhibit and even more received prevention and early detection information about colorectal cancer. [caption id="attachment_6954" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Dr. A.J. Magana and staff"][/caption] Shoppers at the Monument Mall in Scottsbluff, NE were in for a treat when the Prevent Cancer Super Colon visited the mall’s center on March 2 and ...

2012 Dialogue for Action: Improving the Health of our Communities

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on April 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
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On March 21-23, 2012, the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 14th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference brought together 200 passionate people—doctors, nurses, surgeons, community health workers, staff of state health departments, insurers and more from across the country—all committed to increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening! [caption id="attachment_6897" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Dialogue 2012 attendees discuss crc screening quality and cost."][/caption] The Dialogue for Action is a highly ...

Colon Cancer Screening Rates Down Among Obese White Women

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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 ...