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Dr. Richard Wender: The Manly Thing to Do

Posted by Richard Wender, M.D. on June 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
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The strongest predictor of how long a new-born baby is destined to live is not whether they’re born in a city or in a rural area, their nationality, or the color of their skin.  It’s whether they are born male or female.  Men live about 5 fewer years than women. Are men just genetically predisposed to earlier and more death?  Or could a change in behavior result in mitigation of this risk? I refuse to accept ...

A Winning Attitude Helped Olympic Athlete Fight Testicular Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer on March 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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In June, 2008, young Olympic hopeful Eric Shanteau was diagnosed with testicular cancer, just days before the U.S. Olympic swim trials. Earlier that spring, Eric had suspected a problem, and with the encouragement of friends and family, he visited his health care provider at the age of 24. Since Eric’s cancer was caught early due to his screening, perhaps even within the first weeks of appearing and had not spread, his doctors cleared him to ...

Bowling for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

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Philanthropy can come at any age. Parents try to teach their children to give, share with others, and honor their elders. Bryan Evans’s parents have much to be proud of in their 17 year-old son. Bryan was touched by cancer at an early age. In March 2002, his grandfather, Charles Finegan, passed away from colon cancer. The lost of his beloved grandfather was difficult for Bryan, and he channeled those emotions into the driving force in ...

Getting Screened for Cervical Cancer Isn’t Crazy

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Women do some crazy things, but one of them should not be forgetting to get a pap test! in 2009 an estimated 11,270 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 4,070 will die from the disease. These startling numbers prompted the Prevent Cancer Foundation to create a unique and interactive Web site that encourages women to “confess” their craziest moments while providing them with information about ...