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Blog carnival: Prevention is a gift

Posted by Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer on October 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
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I'm delighted to be participating in the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s “blog carnival,” where people share their cancer stories, say why they stay healthy and who they prevent cancer for. Great idea – so here goes. First and foremost, I prevent cancer for me. I try to stay healthy by eating right, getting plenty of exercise, following screening guidelines and knowing my family’s medical history. I also prevent cancer for my son Jake. Too many times I’ve ...

Blog carnival: I prevent cancer for…you!

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator of Research and Programs on | No Comments »
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Cancer touches the lives of many families. How often do you hear someone share a story about a friend, a relative or an acquaintance that was recently diagnosed? Sadly, a lot. 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone. In 2009, my dad was one of those statistics. At only 55 years old, my dad was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Over the next year and a half, I spent every ...

Blog carnival: My experiences with cancer

Posted by Margaret L. Turley, Writers Unite to Fight Cancer Administrator on October 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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I am involved in the effort to prevent cancer as it is near and dear to my heart. I lost one of my instructors to this devastating disease as a young nurse. Over the years, I’ve lost two uncles to cancer. My cousin has ovarian cancer, my aunt is a breast cancer survivor and another uncle is a prostate cancer survivor. I’ve cared for numerous cancer patients in the hospital and at home. Writers Unite to ...

Study shows that teen cigarette use drops to lowest point recorded

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A newly released report shows that cigarette smoking has dropped to its lowest point ever among eighth-graders and high school sophomores and seniors. Only 5% of high school sophomores had claimed to smoke in the last 30 days, compared to 18% when the survey was conducted in the 1990s. U.S. children are also exposed to less second-hand smoke, according to the survey. These decreases are attributed to tobacco prevention programs, tobacco taxes and laws restricting ...