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June 13, 2022

How I used humor in my fight against colorectal cancer

In March 2013, I was diagnosed with rectal cancer at the age of 39.* I had no family history of cancer, no major risk factors…

May 13, 2022

Lessons from my dad and uncle: Why you should protect your skin

This year, nearly 100,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma1. For my uncle and dad, that number is personal, as both were diagnosed with melanoma…

April 20, 2022

Trusting your gut

If someone had told me a hurricane and a global pandemic would get in the way of me getting a colonoscopy, I wouldn’t have believed…

April 7, 2022

A National Minority Health Month message

I’m Congresswoman Nikema Williams and I proudly represent Georgia’s 5th congressional district. Like too many of you, my family has been touched by cancer. I…

March 24, 2022

Paying it forward

I may had been in an anesthesia-induced fog from my hours-long double mastectomy surgery, but in that moment, there was one message I wanted to…

March 22, 2022

Your colonoscopy questions, answered

Tom Hoehn is the executive vice president of digital and social at 4media group, of which the Prevent Cancer Foundation is a client.   March…

December 14, 2020

What if you are living with cancer? Katie’s story.

OK so here comes a heavy hypothetical…What if you were told right now you are living with cancer? You will need to go through chemotherapy….

December 11, 2019

I was set to run a marathon, then my doctor found highly precancerous cells

A goddess representing wisdom and strength, Athena provides an overwhelming presence in Greece and other parts of the world. I first learned of Athena while…