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Preaching Prevention: The Prevent Cancer Super Colon® visits Ebenezer A.M.E. Church

At the Prevent Cancer Foundation, our vision to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!® has taken us all over the country from state fairs to Times Square helping people understand what cancer looks like. Last week, it took us to the grounds of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington, Maryland, where more than 200 people took a […]

Lay Health Workers Encourage Latinas to Be Screened

Latinas face disparities in breast cancer education as well as access to screening and follow-up care. Compared to non-Hispanic whites and African Americans, Latinas 50 and older have a higher risk of breast cancer and are more likely to die from it. Some of the reasons for these differences include: lack of access to linguistically […]

Dialogue for Action 2015: Highlights from Day 3

The final day of the conference kicked off with a humorous and enlightening presentation by the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. Last year while serving as Surgeon General, RADM Lushniak issued the Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. In its 143-year history, the office of the […]

Dialogue for Action 2015: Highlights from Day 1

The 2015 Dialogue for Action ™conference on cancer screening started out with a bang. Hundreds of people traveled to Baltimore—some from places as far as Israel and Guam—to hear from experts on the latest innovations in health care prevention and screening and network with colleagues from across the country and around the globe.

Prevention is a Year-Round Effort

Today’s guest blog is by Emily White, Advocacy Manager for Fight Colorectal Cancer. Colorectal cancer isn’t a phrase that rolls off the tongue easily. It’s not a “sexy” cancer that people like talking about. In fact, I was uncomfortable with the phrase myself for my first few weeks on the job at Fight Colorectal Cancer. I distinctly remember […]

Make your Halloween a healthy one

(PHOTO LICENSE) The word “Halloween” might conjure up images of endless Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, caramel apples galore and little kids dressed up as ninja turtles, zombies or Elsa from Frozen. Healthy eating, however, probably doesn’t come to mind. Daily healthy eating can reduce your risk for cancer, which affects nearly 1.6 million […]

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Cooking up prevention: 2014 community grantee spotlight

Through the support of a Prevent Cancer Foundation community grant, 7,200 African Americans in urban and rural areas in 11 states will receive cookbooks with healthy lifestyle tips on diet, exercise and cancer screening. With a $10,000 grant from the Foundation, staff at the Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia, have been collecting tips from […]

Happy Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month and the Prevent Cancer Foundation is committed to helping individuals from all backgrounds have access to, and understand, important health and medical information. What is health literacy? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines health literacy as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic […]

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon at the 5k Walk/Run

As part of my new job at the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I found myself introducing visitors to the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ at the 5k Walk/Run on September 21. For weeks, colleagues had tried to explain the exhibit to me, but their descriptions didn’t do it justice. This giant traveling display helps demystify colorectal cancer, […]

Shop to prevent cancer this Halloween

Shop for a cause this Halloween. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership, and we just can’t mask our excitement! We teamed up with the folks at Masquerade Express and they will be donating ten percent of all proceeds to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Masquerade Express has an extensive collection of […]