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Men’s Health Month: What should I ask at the doctor’s office?

Men are half as likely as women to go to the doctor in a two year-period and twice as likely to admit never seeing a doctor in their adult lives, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since one in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in his […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® supports American Cancer Society’s new screening recommendations for colorectal cancer

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The American Cancer Society recently released new recommendations for colorectal cancer screening, saying people of average risk of colorectal cancer should begin regular screening at age 45 (previous recommendations said to begin at age 50). The Prevent Cancer Foundation® supports this change, as there has been a significant increase in colorectal cancer diagnoses in […]

ICYMI: May 19, 2017

Feature Story A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’ SUNDAY, May 14, 2017 (The New York Times) — Raylene Hollrah was 33, with a young daughter, when she learned she had breast cancer. She made a difficult decision, one she hoped would save her life: She had her breasts removed, underwent grueling chemotherapy and […]

ICYMI: May 12, 2017

Feature Story You Can Take Steps to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (The New York Times) — Fear of breast cancer is widespread, yet many women don’t realize that adopting protective living habits may help keep it at bay. The habits described below may also help to ward off other life-threatening […]

ICYMI: April 14, 2017

Feature Story Men Should Ask About Prostate Cancer Test, Panel Advises TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (NBC News) — The controversial PSA blood test can save some men’s lives from prostate cancer, an influential federal panel said in new screening guidelines. Every man between the ages of 55 and 69 is advised to talk to their […]

ICYMI: March 17, 2017

Feature Story Trump budget calls for slashing biomedical and science research funding THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (Stat News) — President Trump’s proposed budget chops $6 billion, about a fifth of the total budget, from the National Institutes of Health, a move that could decimate biomedical research in a number of areas and stagger academic institutions […]

ICYMI: February 17, 2017

Feature Story With colon cancer, smokers may be less likely to survive WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2017 (Fox News) — Current smokers diagnosed with colorectal cancer are more likely to die from it than former smokers or people who never tried cigaretttes, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined five-year survival odds for 18,166 people diagnosed with colorectal […]

ICYMI: October 28, 2016

Feature Story In a first, U.S. trial to test Cuban lung-cancer vaccine THURSDAY, October 27, 2016 (The Washington Post)– The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first clinical trial to test a Cuban drug in the United States — a lung-cancer vaccine developed in Havana. The decision on the early-stage trial was announced Wednesday […]

ICYMI: October 7, 2016

Feature Story What’s Different About Male Breast Cancer? SUNDAY, October 2, 2016 (Forbes)–When I met Carl “Mac” Holmes, it was in the midst of a conference for breast cancer patients. Lt. Colonel Holmes, a former Air Force pilot, stood out from most other attendees, because he is a man who lives with metastatic breast cancer. […]

Cancer Prevention Leaders Honored at the 24th Annual Congressional Families Awards Luncheon

The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program held its 24th Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon on September 22 on Capitol Hill. The Program’s signature event recognizes leaders in cancer prevention, bringing together a bipartisan group of supporters. This year’s theme, Screening Matters, emphasized the importance of getting recommended cancer screenings to increase your chances […]