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Prevent Cancer Super Colon visits 2012 Screening Saves Winner at Family Fun Day

A snowy day in Kearney, Nebraska, did not stop the Good Samaritan Hospital from hosting their Family Fun Day event this past Saturday, March 23. Held at the Kearney Family YMCA, the day’s goal was to share health and wellness information with the community through enjoyable family activities. To help promote colorectal cancer screening awareness, […]

Colon cancer patient: Screening, early detection saved my life

In October of 2012, I became one of the estimated 1.6 million people that heard the words “you have cancer.” I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer through a regular cancer screening. While nobody ever wants to hear those words, I consider myself fortunate. My family, friends and co-workers have been supportive and loving throughout this […]

Blue skies, sunshine & the Prevent Cancer Super Colon in Cartersville, GA

Last weekend the Prevent Cancer Super Colon visited the Hope Center in Cartersville, GA, a town rich in history located in the rolling hills of North Georgia. You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day to promote healthy living & colon cancer prevention at this outdoor event. At the event, guests had the opportunity to […]

Make your voice heard to remove barriers to colorectal cancer screening tomorrow

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, during which organizations and individuals around the country come together to raise awareness that colorectal cancer is preventable, beatable and treatable. Please join this national awareness effort tomorrow Wednesday, March 20, when Prevent Cancer Foundation and our partners Fight Colorectal Cancer, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the […]

2013 Screening Saves National Challenge features projects nationwide

Vote now for your favorite 2013 Challenge project! The third annual Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge features 10 projects from across the country. From educating employees at work sites in Virginia and Pennsylvania to distributing colorectal cancer screening kits in Mississippi and Nebraska, read about the valuable work of the 2013 applicants and […]

Prevent Cancer Super Colon takes a bite out of the Big Apple!

Friday, March 1 marked not only the beginning of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month but also the first Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM stop of 2013 in one of the most famous places in the world – Times Square! Amidst all the bright neon signs and hustle and bustle of New Yorkers and travelers, stood the […]

Announcing the 2013 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge!

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce the 2013 National Challenge for colorectal cancer awareness and screening projects. Show us how you are making a difference in your community to help raise colorectal cancer awareness and screening and engage in the Screening Saves Lives online network of health professionals and community organizations for a […]

New Colon Cancer Test May Increase Screening Numbers

Getting screened for colorectal cancer is important for the prevention and early detection of the disease. However, too many Americans who should be screened are failing to do so. In 2010, only 59% of Americans who should have been screened for colorectal cancer were, compared to 67% for breast cancer and 76% for cervical cancer. […]

Prevent Cancer Super Colon Engages and Educates about Cancer Prevention Nationwide

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month was a busy one for the Prevent Cancer Super Colon! During eight event days in five different states, 3,000 visitors walked through the exhibit and even more received prevention and early detection information about colorectal cancer. Shoppers at the Monument Mall in Scottsbluff, NE were in for a treat when […]

2012 Dialogue for Action: Improving the Health of our Communities

On March 21-23, 2012, the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 14th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference brought together 200 passionate people—doctors, nurses, surgeons, community health workers, staff of state health departments, insurers and more from across the country—all committed to increasing colorectal cancer […]