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#VaccinesWork: Your best shot at cancer prevention

During the last week of April, people from around the world spread the word about World Immunization Week—a time to raise awareness about the vaccines that help protect and save millions of lives every year. You may know that vaccines can help prevent childhood diseases like measles, mumps and chicken pox, but did you know […]

National Minority Health Month: Cancer is not equal

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to call attention to the serious health disparities experienced by underserved racial, ethnic and geographic communities across the U.S. Cancer affects us all, but it doesn’t affect us all the same. Take a look at a few stats that illustrate these inequalities: Rates of new cases and […]

If only…

It was that time of year again. The time of year that most women dread…the annual well-woman check-up. The oh-so-uncomfortable Pap test. Some women dread it so much they skip their exams—or even worse, don’t even schedule one. But not me…I went every year.   One year was a little different. The nurse asked me if […]

Invest in Your Health – WTOP interviews Carolyn Aldige and Dr. Jim Mulshine of the Prevent Cancer Foundation

You can save money to better your future financial health, but did you know you can also invest in your physical health? Everyday choices you make in your 20s, 30s and 40s — from what you eat, to the immunizations you receive — can impact your well-being now and down the road, and even help […]

A Window to Hope: The Living in Pink Breast Cancer Clinic

We pulled into a garage on a popular street in Maryland’s Chevy Chase neighborhood, unloading a well-protected and flawless stained glass window piece donated by Michael Aylward of Aldie Glassworks. The art piece, a beautifully handcrafted gem featuring a pink ribbon, would soon be a beacon of hope and a tribute to the countless lives […]

Women’s Health Advocates Applaud USPSTF Decision To Retain Co-Testing in Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Clare Rizer crizer@gpg.com (202) 481-8721 WASHINGTON — Today, leading women’s health care organizations expressed support for the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) decision to retain co-testing (a combined Pap and HPV test) in its final cervical cancer screening recommendations: “Today is a win for women everywhere. We are pleased […]

It’s time to observe National Immunization Awareness Month!

As summer comes to a close and kids head back to school, don’t forget to add one more thing to your school supply list: vaccinations. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and it is the perfect time to make sure your kids are protected from preventable viruses that can lead to cancer. HPV When […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® commends Reps. Young and DeLauro for protecting access to comprehensive cervical cancer screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Congress is taking action to protect women’s access to comprehensive cervical cancer screening. Rep. David Young (R-IA) successfully sponsored an amendment to the House appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) also expressed her strong support of the measure in her […]

Take the pledge: Health care professionals commit to talking to patients about HPV and cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is calling on health care professionals to take the pledge to talk to their patients about getting vaccinated for the human papillomavirus (HPV). The Foundation launched the digital pledge as part of the Think About […]

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is a time to call attention to cancer health disparities that adversely impact minority groups, which include—but are not limited to—people of color and people living in poverty. According to the American Cancer Society, Hispanic women are more likely to get cervical cancer and African-American women are more likely to die […]