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Power. Progress. Prevention. May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020 Prevent Cancer Foundation provides updates on cancer screenings during COVID-19 pandemic Until recently, public health experts and officials recommended delaying routine cancer screenings to conserve medical resources and protect patients and providers from potential exposure to COVID-19. As various states begin relaxing restrictions for certain areas and businesses, we are sharing updates on how […]

The Weekly: Talc powder, cancer screening and more

Feature story J&J to stop selling talc-based baby powder in US, Canada TUESDAY, May 19 (The Washington Post)—Johnson & Johnson is ending sales of its iconic talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the U.S. and Canada, where demand has dwindled amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it has caused cancer. The world’s biggest maker of health care products said Tuesday […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® and the National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention partner to remind Americans to enjoy the sun safely this summer

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards Prevent Cancer Foundation Phone: (703) 519-2107 Email: lisa.edwards@preventcancer.org John D. Antonishak National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Phone: (301) 801-4422 Email: dontfryday@skincancerprevention.org Alexandria, Va.  – May 22, 2020 – To turn the tide against rising rates of skin cancer in the United States, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has […]

Talk to your doctor about routine cancer screenings during the pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Should you be getting routine cancer screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic? Up until recently, experts recommended delaying screenings whenever possible to conserve health care resources and limit risk of exposure to the virus. As restrictions begin lifting in certain areas, some offices will begin seeing patients […]

The Weekly: Cancer screenings drop, Obamacare and more

Feature story Dramatic drop in cancer diagnoses amid COVID pandemic is cause for concern, doctors say THURSDAY, May 15 (ABC News)—At the onset of the novel coronavirus, American healthcare providers sought to limit non-essential in-person visits, opting instead to put off routine examinations – including annual cancer screenings – as part of an effort to curb risky face-to-face […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 Cancer screenings drop amid coronavirus concern A report from electronic medical records company EPIC showed cancer screenings have plummeted since COVID-19 has forced many to stay at home. An analysis of the data from appointments made in March shows screenings for breast, cervical and colon cancers dropped between 86% and  94% compared to the […]

The Weekly: Cancer deaths by state, radon testing and more

Feature story This is the racial divide among cancer deaths in every state THURSDAY, May 7 (USA Today)—Despite claims that COVID-19 was quickly becoming the leading cause of death in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that at this time this claim is far from being true. Heart disease and cancer, the CDC […]

Lung cancer screening can pave the way for COVID-19 recovery

Dr. David Yankelevitz is a Professor of Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. COVID-19, a disease which primarily affects the respiratory system, has caused a pandemic. While some people experience only mild symptoms (or no symptoms at all), for others, infection is devastating and leads to serious illness or death. When we look […]

Protecting your skin during a pandemic

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the Unites States. One in every five people will develop a form of skin cancer by the age of 70, but this statistic could drastically be reduced, since skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. While people continue to self-quarantine and self-isolate during the COVID-19 […]

The Weekly: Vaccines, coronavirus and more

Feature story Coronavirus as a Reminder of the Urgency of Getting Your Vaccines MONDAY, April 21 (The New York Times)—While the new coronavirus, against which there is currently no vaccine, causes global economic chaos, illness and death, there are other serious infections that are too often ignored or dismissed. Experts say that, before the disruptions caused by Covid-19, […]