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Everything you need is already within you: The importance of being your own health advocate

It all started in a chaturanga. A chaturanga is not my favorite yoga pose to begin with, but since I was practicing yoga three to five times a week, I knew this pain I suddenly felt in my right breast wasn’t supposed to happen. I waited a few weeks before going to my doctor, thinking […]

Almost One Year Cancer Free: Sarah Talks About Her Mom’s Battle

My mom will be cancer free one year this December. I’m looking forward to being in Maine to celebrate the all clear with her. In February of 2014 my mom was diagnosed with stage 2B Breast Cancer. Much like many of you who have received a cancer diagnosis yourself or had your family member announce […]

Let’s celebrate life! (¡Celebremos la vida!)

¡Celebremos la vida! breast and cervical cancer program translates to “Let’s Celebrate Life!” Through this program, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to be able to offer free comprehensive education and screening in a setting that is culturally appropriate and nurturing to women in need. Cancer survival stories like Silvia’s* are the reason that we […]

Holly Rose turns her breast cancer into a mission.

On January 13, 2009, a girlfriend of mine posted a reminder to perform a self-breast exam on my Facebook page. I did and to my horror I discovered a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. I was extremely fortunate in finding my cancer in the early stages and was able to save my […]

JC Hayward and Andrea Roane: “Buddies” through Breast Cancer

Early detection saves lives. Early detection gives you options. Early detection puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to how you want to fight your breast cancer. That’s what I’ve been saying for nearly two decades as the face of Buddy Check 9, WUSA-TV’s breast cancer awareness program. It began 19 years ago […]

Donna Gutierrez's Breast Cancer Story

A Wake-Up Call From Cancer Donna Gutierrez, a home mortgage broker in Virginia, was living the fast life. A single mother with two grown children, she barely ate anything and kept long hours at work. “I lived off of coffee and cigarettes,” Gutierrez admits. Her hectic, commission-based job left her with no time for friends […]

Grace Bender's Breast Cancer Story

Armed with Information If watching her mother have a radical mastectomy, her father suffer from kidney cancer and her brother struggle with multiple myeloma taught Grace Bender anything, it was to pay attention to her health and ever-evolving medical technology. “I read a lot about health issues because of my interest in helping people become their […]

A ¡Celebremos la vida! Success Story

Help support this program with a StayClassy Award vote for the Prevent Cancer Foundation before this Friday, October 22! Following up on last week’s post about the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s nomination as a City Finalist for the StayClassy Charity of the Year Award for its continuing support of the ¡Celebremos la vida! program, the Foundation […]