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Prevent Cancer Super Colon makes connections in Michigan

In September 2021, I had the privilege of taking the Prevent Cancer Super Colon® to two communities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in partnership with the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan (ITCMI). These stops marked our first Super Colon visits since 2019, so I was excited to take it out to the community. This was my […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation convenes experts in lung cancer, COPD and cardiovascular disease

This post has been sponsored by the American Lung Association as part of their support of the 2021 Quantitative Imaging Workshop. Lung cancer is the world’s leading cause of cancer death. This is because it is often found at late stages, when the cancer has already spread and the prospects for cure are poor. Though […]

Colorectal cancer and its common misconception – you’re not too young for this sh*t

This post has been sponsored by Guardant Health as part of their 2021 support of the Too Young for This Sh*t campaign. Each year in the U.S., more than 149,500 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and nearly 53,000 die of the disease1. Thanks to screening tools that detect colorectal cancer or precancerous polyps, these […]

Delivering early cancer detection for everyone

Prevent Cancer Foundation invited GRAIL to share this piece as part of their sponsorship of the 2021 Prevent Cancer Gala. Every day, we lose approximately 1,700 Americans to cancer, adding up to over 600,000 of our friends, family and loved ones every year. While recent years have brought forward many advancements in the fight against […]

Going beyond the pink: Congressional Families hosts breast cancer disparities webinar

An August 2021 Prevent Cancer Foundation® survey found that 42% of women do not know when they should be screened for breast cancer. The numbers are even greater for younger women and women of color, who are disproportionately impacted by breast cancer. On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, more than 100 congressional spouses and members of […]

Registration is open for this year’s Quantitative Imaging Workshop

The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 18th annual Quantitative Imaging Workshop will take place November 4-5, 2021, as a virtual event. This year’s topic is Optimizing Thoracic Imaging to Detect and Manage Early Lung Cancer/COPD. The Workshop is a high-impact multi-disciplinary forum for the advancement of quantitative low-dose computerized tomography (LDCT) imaging biomarkers for detection and management […]

Rick, you have cancer.

August 1993: Three cute guys moved into the apartment next door. Little did I know that I would marry one of them six years later. At a party in May 1995, Rick and I reconnected and were inseparable after that … well, almost. Rick died 24 years later of HPV-related tonsil cancer. We had a […]

Congressional Families Program hosts “Stay Skin Healthy” virtual seminar with Dr. Patricia Lucey

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, the Congressional Families Program co-hosted a webinar with the Congressional Club—“Stay Skin Healthy: Ask the Expert”—featuring board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patricia Lucey. Dr. Lucey, who was voted a top doctor in 2020-2021 by Virginia Living, Washingtonian and Arlington magazines, specializes in melanoma and skin cancer prevention and detection, as well as […]

Barbara Grassley, breast cancer survivor: “Just keep on getting checked!”

Mrs. Barbara Grassley is a breast cancer survivor and the wife of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). She is a longtime member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program Executive Council and co-chair of the Health Awareness and Screening booth from the Prevent Cancer Foundation and John Stoddard Cancer Center at the Iowa […]

Girl on Fire

Why am I here? Like you, I ask myself this very same question.  For me though, it wasn’t until 2013 during my tenth Ironman (IM) triathlon race, IM Wisconsin, that I was pressed to provide a thoughtful response.  During this race, I was cycling downhill, which led into a 90-degree left hand turn.  I had […]