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Cancer Survivor to Young Adults: Cancer Does Not Card You Before Striking!

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on April 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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When I was 17 years old, cancer was the furthest thing from my mind. I was focused on school, sports, and friends. I never really thought twice about my mortality. Like most kids, I thought that I was invincible, that nothing could harm me because I was young. So when I noticed a big lump in my neck during my junior year, I ignored it. After a few weeks the lump grew larger, so my ...

Cancer Early Detection A Winning Strategy for Olympic Athlete

Posted by Eric Shanteau on April 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on June 19, 2008. Due to my very fortunate early detection, I was able to go on two weeks later to fulfill my dream of making the US Olympic Swim Team. The detection of my cancer started one night while I was reading in bed. Just before turning the light out I thought I noticed something that shouldn’t be there. I went on to perform a self exam, to ...

Colorectal Cancer Screening Dialogue Leads to Action

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on March 31st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US among men and women combined. Screening can prevent colorectal cancer, or detect it earlier, when treatment is more successful. That is why the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 13th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: [caption id="attachment_3689" align="alignright" width="307" caption="(From L. to R.) Kamin VanGuilder, Chyke Doubeni and Barry Berger"][/caption] Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow on March 23 through March 25 ...

A Daughter’s Story: Colon Cancer’s Impact on a Family

Posted by Catherine Osterhaus on March 17th, 2011 | 13 Comments »
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“Well, it’s the size of a small orange,” my dad said as he pointed at the images taken of a tumor during his colonoscopy. It was a Tuesday night, and I felt a sense of relief that we had finally found the source of stomach pain and unexplained weight loss that he suffered from for the past two months. I was also shocked. As a thin, healthy, active thirty-eight year old, he wasn’t even a ...