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Let’s talk about lungs: Building awareness across the nation

After the world turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s time for another type of cancer to take the spotlight: lung cancer. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death for both men and women and is responsible for 14 percent of all new cancer cases—so our fight is far from over. […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® visits McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, recipient of $25,000 grant for lung cancer prevention program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® today is visiting McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Foundation to provide lung cancer prevention education and screening services. McLaren Northern Michigan will provide lung cancer screenings for 400 patients and education about […]

Quantitative Imaging Workshop tackles questions resulting from new screening capabilities

Prevent Cancer Foundation® signature event takes on new issues as lung cancer imaging improves FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Hanna 703-837-3692 Lisa.Hanna@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.— When screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans, detection of lung nodules is critically important, as a small fraction of these nodules may be cancer.  In order to assess this, […]

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: March 25, 2016

Feature Story Black Smokers Less Likely to Get Lung Cancer Screening FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (U.S. News & World Report) –Differences in smoking habits between black and white Americans may lead to lower lung cancer screening rates for blacks, new research suggests. Researchers reviewed federal government data from 1965 to 2012. They found that blacks […]

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 […]