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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 ...

Lung Cancer Workshop IX: A Policy Perspective

Posted by Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President & CEO, Lung Cancer Alliance on May 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Lung Cancer Alliance was thrilled to be able to participate in Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual Lung Cancer Workshop on Quantitative Applications for CT Imaging for Early Lung Cancer Management. This was our sixth year of attendance and we came away with an even deeper understanding of and respect for the research and researchers engaged in this important and life-saving work. Lung Cancer Alliance was asked to help lead the “policy perspective” discussion among this diverse group ...

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 ...

Turning Grief into Action: A Father Talks about the Need for Greater Testicular Cancer Awareness

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on April 12th, 2012 | 4 Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_6938" align="alignright" width="202" caption="Brad Coleman"][/caption] Brad Coleman was a healthy and active 17 year-old boy who enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding ATVs in his native western Tennessee. In October 2008 he began complaining of severe headaches that were initially attributed to a family history of migraines. By the end of December, Brad’s headaches grew more severe and he was taken to the emergency room in nearby Camden, TN. There it was discovered that he had ...