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Women May Benefit from Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast or Ovarian Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A study found that young women at risk of developing hereditary breast or ovarian cancer are often uninformed about how to best protect themselves. Although many women reported being aware of and concerned about the issue, they often displayed a limited understanding of the genetics behind hereditary cancer. Counseling can help women realize the screening and prevention methods available to them to manage and reduce their risk. Follow the link below to US News & ...

Visiting Michigan’s U.P. with the Prevent Cancer Super Colon

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on August 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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“So, Cheryssa, how are things down in DC?” Since I moved down to the city less than a year ago, this is a question I still get asked very often by friends and family. Over the last few months I’ve been able to give them quite an update – “It’s great! I travel with a giant colon that people walk through!” The Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM is definitely a sight to see! At 8 feet tall ...

The Heat is On: Help Fire Up 5K Fundraising Efforts for Cancer Prevention!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on July 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The intense summer heat has ignited Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K participants to achieve the event’s fundraising goal of $92,000 by September 24! The Foundation is close to reaching half of its 25 team goal, while teams and individual fundraisers alike are putting the spotlight on prevention and early detection as they ask their families, colleagues and friends to make donations in honor of or in memory of those who have been touched by cancer. Front runner ...

Physician & Skin Cancer Survivor to Young Women: There is No Such Thing as a Safe Tan!

Posted by Jessica Sparks Lilley, M.D. on July 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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As a pediatrician, I have dedicated much of my life to improve the health of children. Amid my grueling schedule, during my second year of residency I noticed in a bleary-eyed post-call shower that a mole on my chest had changed a little. I recounted the ABCD’s of skin cancer: my mole was only a little larger than a pencil eraser with more heterogeneity than I remembered. When I made an appointment with my internist, ...