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Celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Posted by Monique Smaby on September 30th, 2015 | No Comments »

The last Wednesday of September is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. Take a moment to think about your health. Do you exercise regularly? Do you know what it means to live a healthy lifestyle? Are healthy habits apart of your everyday routine? If not, now is the time to start. Cancer takes the lives of more than 227,000 women each year, but up to 50 percent of cancer cases can be prevented with the knowledge ...

Researcher examines the importance of communication in colorectal cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Coordinator on November 27th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Lisa Madlensky, PhD, an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego, received a grant from the Foundation in spring 2006 to study ways to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in patients with polyps and their families. This month we caught up with her to learn more about her research on the complex communication about colon polyps between doctors, patients and their families. Tell us about your project aimed at reducing colorectal cancer risk ...

Help Your Loved Ones Prevent Cancer [Infographic]

Posted by Ashley Boggs on October 31st, 2012 | No Comments »

Adopting lifestyle changes that help prevent cancer is easier when there is a strong support network of friends and family to rely on. You can start your loved ones on the road to good health by leading by example and motivating them through these 5 simple steps: Promote a healthy diet. Find fun physical activities the family can do together. Discourage smoking and drink alcohol in moderation. Support loved ones who are trying to quit smoking. Talk about your ...