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PALS Act moratorium extended through December 31, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs 703-519-2107 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – With the passage of the omnibus spending bill signed into law on Friday, March 23, 2018, Congress extended the expiration of a moratorium on current breast cancer screening guidelines from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) through December […]

FDA approves direct-to-consumer gene mutation test for breast cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week approved a direct-to-consumer test for three breast cancer gene mutations that are most common in people of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish descent. While the test may be beneficial to a small subset of the population, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® […]

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Everything you need is already within you: The importance of being your own health advocate

It all started in a chaturanga. A chaturanga is not my favorite yoga pose to begin with, but since I was practicing yoga three to five times a week, I knew this pain I suddenly felt in my right breast wasn’t supposed to happen. I waited a few weeks before going to my doctor, thinking […]

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ICYMI: July 28, 2017

Feature Story When Health Law Isn’t Enough, the Desperate Line Up at Tents SUNDAY, July 23, 2017 (The New York Times)—Anthony Marino, 54, reached into his car trunk to show a pair of needle-nosed pliers like the ones he used to yank out a rotting tooth. Shirley Akers, 58, clutched a list of 20 medications […]

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ICYMI: June 30, 2017

  Feature Story Vote Delayed as G.O.P. Struggles to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (The New York Times) — Facing intransigent Republican opposition, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, on Tuesday delayed a vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, dealing another setback to Republicans’ seven-year effort to […]

Breast Health Education for Young Women Seminar

Congressional spouses gathered on May 24 to learn how to engage with young women in their home districts on breast health education with the help of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Breast Health Education for Young Women: Facilitator’s Guide. The briefing was graciously hosted by the Embassy of El Salvador to coincide with the recent release […]

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ICYMI: June 9, 2017

Feature Story Women With Aggressive Breast Cancer Are Living Longer MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (The New York Times) — Women with metastatic breast cancer are living longer. In 1990, there were 105,354 women alive with the disease in the United States, according to a new analysis. Now that figure has risen to an estimated 154,794. You […]

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ICYMI: May 19, 2017

Feature Story A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’ SUNDAY, May 14, 2017 (The New York Times) — Raylene Hollrah was 33, with a young daughter, when she learned she had breast cancer. She made a difficult decision, one she hoped would save her life: She had her breasts removed, underwent grueling chemotherapy and […]

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ICYMI: May 5, 2017

Feature Story House Narrowly Passes GOP Health Care Bill By the slimmest of margins, the House of Representatives passed the Republican plan to replace Obamacare Thursday afternoon, sending the measure to a skeptical Senate where it is almost certain to change shape. Republicans passed the bill by a vote of 217 to 213, just one […]

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Navigating women to healthier lives

Meet Dorys Lizama, a passionate patient navigator for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!) program. Celebremos is a culturally-appropriate breast and cervical cancer education and screening program for underserved Latina women ages 40 and older in the D.C. metropolitan area. The program encourages women to get yearly check-ups, eat healthy, move […]