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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 self-check every man should be doing at home

We tend to think we are invincible. As recent college grads, new homeowners, newlyweds or new parents, we can get caught up in all the ‘newness’ and forget to prioritize our health. No matter how invincible we might think we are, eventually the time comes to start checking yourself for cancer. Testicular cancer is most […]

Kid-friendly healthy recipe: ultra-crispy baked chicken nuggets

With so many families staying home right now, prioritizing healthy eating can seem more challenging than ever. Fast and easy doesn’t always translate to healthy. Added with the extra challenge of pleasing young palates, the urge to give in to pizza or takeout is hard to resist. When I came across a recipe that promised […]

The new coronavirus (COVID-19)—what you need to know as a cancer patient, survivor or caregiver

Last updated May 11, 2020 A respiratory virus, COVID-19, has been spreading around the world and was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. If you’re a cancer patient, survivor or caregiver, you may be wondering what this means for you. “Social distancing,” the recommended practice to minimize […]

Observing Colorectal Cancer Month year-round

Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. It starts with a polyp, which can be detected during a routine colonoscopy and removed before becoming cancerous. Twenty years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® set out on a mission to educate the country about colorectal cancer and the screening options to detect it early and […]

Cancer screening 101

Women In your 50s If you were born between 1945-1965, you may be at increased risk for hepatitis C, a leading cause of liver cancer. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for this virus. If you test positive for hepatitis C, there are treatment options available that can cure the virus and prevent liver […]

Staff picks: our favorite healthy recipes

Did you make a resolution this year to eat healthier? One of the hardest parts of adopting better eating habits is finding nutritious meals that are also delicious—and don’t take too much time to prepare. Our team rounded up some of their favorite healthy recipes to help get you out of your rut. Do you […]

4 ways to observe National Cancer Prevention Month

February is our favorite time of year here at the Foundation. Spring is quickly approaching, love is in the air around Valentine’s Day (the perfect time to check your mate!), and each day we observe National Cancer Prevention Month. We live our mission every day, but in February, we go all out, and this year […]

Beyond gaming

Beyond the Game: Funding Innovative Technology around the Globe This year’s panel at AGDQ spotlights a new portable breast screening device in Nigeria, cervical cancer screening devices in Peru and lung cancer screening innovations in Poland – showing how your dollars make a difference in cancer prevention and early detection. It is only with the […]