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Prevent Cancer Foundation announces “Back on the Books” — A lifesaving initiative in the face of COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Living in the pandemic has been frightening. Every day, headlines shout new, sometimes conflicting information causing fear and confusion. One result is fewer Americans seeing their doctors for routine exams and screenings. A survey released today by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, America’s leading cancer prevention-focused nonprofit […]

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 […]

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 […]

ICYMI, May 18, 2018

Feature Story More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatment TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (The Washington Post) — American doctors are successfully persuading increasing numbers of men with low-risk prostate cancer to reject immediate surgery and radiation in favor of surveillance, a trend that is sparing men’s sexual health without increasing their risk of […]

ICYMI, May 11, 2018

Feature Story New prostate cancer screening guidelines focus on patient choice TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (CBS News)   More men could receive PSA blood tests for prostate cancer under revised guidelines released Tuesday by the nation’s leading panel on preventive medicine. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that men aged 55 to […]

USPSTF releases new finalized recommendations for prostate cancer screening

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 11, 2018 – The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) yesterday released new finalized recommendations on prostate cancer screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which measures the level of PSA in the blood of men. The recommendations say that for men ages 55 to 69, prostate cancer screening is up […]

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 […]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

As summer comes to an end it’s time to get serious, not just about work and other responsibilities, but about your health. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a critical time to discuss your prostate health with your doctor. Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men […]

USPSTF Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Statement

The latest guidelines on prostate cancer screening from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) indicate that doctors should not recommend routine Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests for men of any age. To address questions that men may have about what to do, the Prevent Cancer Foundation encourages men to talk with their doctors […]

Check Yourself Out

Yes, that is right. Men also need to know their body, and in some cases check themselves on a regular basis to look for changes. Therefore, in honor of Men’s Health Week, let’s talk about two cancers only men face that may not be the most comfortable to talk about: testicular and prostate cancers. Prostate […]