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The Weekly, November 8, 2019

November 8, 2019

The Weekly

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Most Americans Fear Cancer, but Feel Powerless to Prevent It: Survey

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Most Americans Fear Cancer, but Feel Powerless to Prevent It: Survey

FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 (U.S. News & World Report)—While 6 in 10 Americans say they’re concerned about developing cancer, only 1 in 4 make cancer prevention part of their daily lives, a new online survey reveals.

Roughly a quarter think there’s nothing they can do to prevent it. But the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) says as many of half of cancer cases are preventable.

In other news…

CRISPR Approach To Fighting Cancer Called ‘Promising’ In 1st Safety Test
Nov. 6, NPR

China Effectively Bans Online Sales of E-Cigarettes
Nov. 1, The New York Times

Lung Cancer Rates Among Women Are Falling Much Slower Than Those in Men. Here’s Why
Nov. 7, Time magazine

She live-streamed her mammogram to raise awareness. Then she got the diagnosis.
Nov. 2, The Washington Post

The Foundation in the News

Video - Lisa McGovern

Memorial Health System hosts cancer prevention and wellness day

SUNDAY, Nov. 3, 2019 (WTAP)—Memorial Health System along with the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program hosts its cancer prevention, early detection, and wellness day to educate people in the community and make them aware of the resources available.

Organizers stressed the importance of early detection.

In other news…

Lung Cancer Awareness Month to be observed in November
Oct. 31, Petoskey News

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