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Small Business Saturday: Preventing Cancer à la Women’s Fashion

Line in the Sand, an online brand of women’s active/waterwear and accessories, created by Prevent Cancer Foundation board member Lynne Fletcher O’Brien, serves a community…

Family Health History Day: Why talking about family cancer risk should be your new holiday tradition

Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and a thorough discussion about your family’s cancer risk. These are top Brandi Preston’s “must-haves” on Thanksgiving Day. It was…

Congressional Families: Voices for Cancer Prevention – Charlie Capito, spouse of Senator Shelley Moore Capito

Hello, I’m Charlie Capito, spouse of Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia. I’m also a member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, a…

Dear LGBTQ+ family, let’s talk about breast cancer

Our current health care system is not designed for us. Even today in California, as a breast cancer survivor still receiving treatment and a member…

Congressional Families: Voices for Cancer Prevention – Mary Himes, spouse of Rep. Jim Himes

Hi, I’m Mary Himes, spouse of Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut. And I’m a member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program of the Prevent…

What’s it like to get a mammogram?

Getting a mammogram can be scary. What will it be like? Will it hurt? What if they find something? Routine cancer screenings—like mammograms—can detect cancer…

Fight over fear

I will never forget the phone call I received in July of 2021 as I was on a work assignment. “Are you driving?” my personal…

Capitol Hill goes to Sacramento

I just had my annual mammogram. My experience was excellent—from the moment I was greeted at the reception desk to the actual imaging and conversation…

To all of the women at mile 20

It has almost been three years since I received the phone call that I had precancerous cells, ran a marathon for those who still could…

I advocated for my health. Here’s how.

It was January 2015 and I had just moved to Washington, D.C. I was 27 years old and had just started at a new job…