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Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Critical to Survival

Posted by Elyse Galik on September 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Eighteen months ago I had a normal pelvic exam. Twelve months later I thought I had stomach flu. I went to my family doctor who thought I had appendicitis. He sent me to the emergency room for a CAT scan. The CAT scan showed a healthy appendix but a large mass on my right ovary. Two days later I had my ovaries, uterus, omentum, and pelvic lymph nodes removed. The diagnosis was ovarian cancer, stage ...

Updated Breast Health Education Materials Just in Time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on September 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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We are excited to announce that our recently revised Breast Health Education for Young Women materials, first released in 2008, are now available! The easy-to-use facilitator’s guide and DVD designed for interactive skill-based educational sessions may be useful resources for the health education that your organization may provide to young women. The information in the guide and in the video follows current breast cancer screening and breast self-awareness guidelines. The video covers the importance of detecting ...

Shannon Miller: How Early Detection Saved My Life

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on September 6th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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With seven Olympic medals, nine World Championship medals and honored in eight Halls of Fame, Shannon Miller remains the most decorated U.S. gymnast of all time. [caption id="attachment_4886" align="alignright" width="195" caption="Shannon competing at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta."][/caption] Reflecting on the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta may bring back memories of the “Magnificent 7,” the tiny but powerful U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team who captured gold for the U.S. in the team competition for the first time ...

Falling Mammography Rates Alarm Researchers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 25th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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In 2002, a U.S. government study found that women who used hormone therapy as a treatment for menopausal symptoms had an increased risk of developing breast cancer or heart disease, leading to a sharp drop in their use. This precipitated fewer visits to the doctor and fewer opportunities for reminders about mammograms, and, as a result, researchers found that mammography rates dropped in 2005 for the first time in nearly two decades. With fewer women ...