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Quick Tips for a Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit

10 quick diet tips to help you stay energetic and healthy.  Boost your energy levels and keep your moods on an even keel with these quick everyday tips for your mind, body and spirit.   1. Take baby steps. If you’re trying to make healthful changes to your diet, keep in mind that even small […]

Cervical Cancer Survivor’s Message to Women: DO SOMETHING!

After 10 years, I’m still surprised at how much I talk about my cervix….to friends and strangers, to politicians and advocates, to teachers, students and parents. ANYONE who will listen. I guess I still do it because I believe it makes a difference. At 31, when I was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer after 13 […]

Cervical Cancer: A Prevention Success Story

Each January we observe National Cervical Health Awareness Month. It is a good time to reflect on the groundbreaking advancements that have been made in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. A diagnosis of cervical cancer was once a death sentence; it is now a preventable and treatable illness. Today, no woman need […]

How You Can Prevent Cancer in 2011

Beyond our many goals and resolutions, the New Year also brings many fresh new opportunities to make changes for a healthier lifestyle. Making informed health decisions and good diet choices are paramount to cancer prevention and early detection. In 2011 the Prevent Cancer Foundation is planning upcoming campaigns, community events and initiatives that share the message that […]

Foundation is a Great Asset in the War on Cancer

Richard C. Wender, M.D. Professor and Chair of Family Medicine Thomas Jefferson University Medical College The Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of our nation’s greatest assets in the war on cancer.  This organization’s creative approach to building collaborations in an innovative, engaging way has been remarkable.  The annual national Dialogue for Action™ is one of […]

10 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

The Foundation’s #2PreventCancer Campaign is encouraging individuals to take simple steps every day to reduce their cancer risk and to share these smart choices, no matter how big or small, with others. We believe that together we can support each other on our journey to live smart, healthy lifestyles – one tweet or Facebook status […]

Think You Can Put Off that Routine Annual Checkup? Think Again.

We are all busy – between work, kids, family and friends, schedules book up fast. For me, this year was particularly hectic due to an unusually tough political climate. My reelection campaign was an additional demand on top of the usual congressional schedule and family commitments. It would have been easy to postpone my routine annual […]

Lung Cancer Survivor’s Story: Don’t Ignore the Symptoms

I’m too busy to have cancer! With a full-time job, house, social life, dating, cycling and traveling, how do you put it all on pause for an illness? Back in 2007, I was burning the candle at both ends. I felt so tired and achy all of the time, so I stopped exercising because I […]

Lung Cancer Screening Advances: Life-Saving Information the At-Risk Need to Know

Earlier this month, the big news about the 20% reduction in lung cancer in a high-risk population that took part in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) has been widely covered by the media.  In the wake of the announced positive results of early detection of lung cancer with spiral CT scans, a number of commentators […]

Leading Cancer Organizations Urge Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Review

The Prevent Cancer Foundation joined with the Lung Cancer Alliance and the American Legacy Foundation to send a letter to Carolyn M. Clancy M.D., the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), urging the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to take immediate action to change their current rating for CT scans. […]