Posts Tagged ‘Skin Cancer’

ICYMI: May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15th, 2015

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Frequent tanner shares grisly skin-cancer selfie [WARNING: This article contains images that some readers may find disturbing]

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (CNN) — Tawny Willoughby grew up in small-town Kentucky, where, she said, it was normal to use a tanning bed four or five times a week.

“I had my own personal tanning bed in my home, and so did a lot of my friends growing up. … Everyone tanned,” Willoughby said. “I didn’t really even think about the future or skin cancer at the time.”

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New HPV Vaccine Can Prevent 80% of Cervical Cancers May 12, Yahoo! Health

Sandra Lee, TV Host and Gov. Cuomo’s Girlfriend, Has Breast Cancer May 12, The New York Times

ICYMI: May 1, 2015

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants to move U.S. health care toward a ‘prevention-based society’ Apr. 23, 2015 (The Washington Post) — My overarching goal is to get every individual, every institution and every sector in America…to ask themselves the question [of] what they can do to improve the health and the strength of our nation.

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Childhood Obesity Is Associated With Just A Single Hour Of TV A Day Apr. 27, The Huffington Post

Breastfeeding may change women’s breast cancer risk Apr. 29, CBS News

Why New England Is Such a Hotbed for Skin Cancer Apr. 28, Boston.com

The Great Success And Enduring Dilemma Of Cervical Cancer Screening Apr. 30, NPR

ICYMI: April 10, 2015

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Taylor Swift’s mother has cancer and wants you to tell your mom to get screened, too

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (The Washington Post) — Taylor Swift asked for an unusual Christmas present last year: She wanted her mother, Andrea Finlay, to go to a doctor to “get screened for any health issues.” On Thursday, Swift said that the results of those screenings came back, and that her mom “has been diagnosed with cancer.”

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An audacious attempt to cure pancreatic cancer Apr. 7, Fortune

Summer Sanders: Melanoma Caught Me By Surprise–Don’t Let It Happen To You Apr. 8, The Cauldron 

All Breast Cancer Mutations Are Not Equal Apr. 7, NBC News

Skin Cancer Removal With Miniaturized Radiation Apr. 6, The Wall Street Journal

“Don’t Fry Day” Kicks Off the Summer Season

Friday, May 27th, 2011

(ALEXANDRIA, Va.)—To combat the nation’s rising skin cancer rates, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is partnering with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to promote the Friday before Memorial Day, May 27 as “Don’t Fry Day.”  The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s new interactive web resource, “Save Your Skin”, is a great source for sun safety-tips.

“Save Your Skin”, underwritten by Bristol Myers Squibb, provides a wide variety of sun safety tools—allowing visitors to easily check the UV index in their area, or even download smart phone apps to stay informed while on-the-go. There are also quizzes, video messages and other tools to educate the public on skin checks and sun protection.

Most skin cancer is caused by damage from the sun’s UV rays. This year, 68,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma—the most dangerous type of skin cancer—and nearly 12,000 will die of the disease.

May is also National Cancer Research Month, which recognizes the important science that drives the fields of cancer prevention and treatment. In addition to this key research, the public must educate themselves—lowering their own cancer risk by making smart and healthy lifestyle choices.

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About Prevent Cancer Foundation
Founded in 1985, Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading health organizations that has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $120 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach programs across the country.

For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.