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Patient Groups and Doctors Tell Congress to Pass Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage

Newswise — Washington (Sept. 19, 2018) – Colorectal cancer care advocacy groups and medical societies are calling on Congress to pass the CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act (S.3465/HR 1298). The bipartisan bill introduced in the US Senate today would provide Medicare coverage for screening CT Colonography (CTC) — commonly known as virtual colonoscopy. Colorectal […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® supports American Cancer Society’s new screening recommendations for colorectal cancer

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The American Cancer Society recently released new recommendations for colorectal cancer screening, saying people of average risk of colorectal cancer should begin regular screening at age 45 (previous recommendations said to begin at age 50). The Prevent Cancer Foundation® supports this change, as there has been a significant increase in colorectal cancer diagnoses in […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® reaches underserved rural communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lisa Berry Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 The Prevent Cancer Foundation® partners with Health Wagon of Wise, Virginia, to bring information about cancer prevention and early detection to underserved people of Appalachia. Alexandria, VA – Each year, the Rural Area Medical (RAM) event in Wise, Virginia, sees thousands of underserved people who live in […]

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 […]

Moving, chewing and dancing: Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge

There are few grants for a 1.5 person office staff like us; and yet our organization, and those like it, need assistance. Your campaign provides this. Thank you so very much.”  -Prevent Cancer Foundation Challenge winner What do a “Move and Chew” workshop, a firefighter and a dancing Polly Polyp have in common? The answer: […]

Musician's struggle with colon cancer inspires a song of thanks.

I was 53 and decided I should get a colonoscopy. I don’t know why, I just felt like I should, being past the age of 50. Due to a series of setbacks, I was 54 by the time I was able to schedule my colonoscopy. I had scheduled a physical for that day too. After […]

Cancer prevention at the 2013 Cattlemen’s Ball

Earlier in June I had the distinct privilege of visiting Sutherland, Nebraska to attend the 2013 Cattlemen’s Ball as part of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Nebraska State Fair project. I was greeted in REAL Midwestern style by cattlemen on horses set against the backdrop of the beautiful Sand Hills. The Cattlemen’s Ball is an annual […]

Father's Day tribute shows the importance of cancer prevention and early detection

I always thought my father had nine lives. My father had a few close calls with death during his life but he amazingly always seemed to come through. As a boy he was very sick with rheumatic fever, a very serious and sometimes fatal disease, but managed to recover. During college he broke his neck […]

Foundation supports bill to remove unexpected costs of colorectal cancer screenings

Imagine you are a senior citizen who has made the wise decision to have a colonoscopy procedure to test for colorectal cancer. You go into the hospital thinking screening costs will be covered under Medicare and you will not be charged coinsurance. When you wake up, you learn a polyp was discovered and removed. It […]

Announcing the 2013 Screening Saves National Challenge Winners!

We are excited to announce the results of the 2013 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge. The first-place winner is the Virginia Cancer Network in Charlottesville, VA. They will receive a $3,000 grant for their colorectal cancer awareness project and an exhibit stop from the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™. The second-place winner is the […]