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I was set to run a marathon, then my doctor found highly precancerous cells

A goddess representing wisdom and strength, Athena provides an overwhelming presence in Greece and other parts of the world. I first learned of Athena while attending The United States Military Academy and immediately wanted to learn more about how to be someone of wisdom and strength. Over the years, I looked for experiences to test […]

Women’s Health Advocates Applaud USPSTF Decision To Retain Co-Testing in Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Clare Rizer crizer@gpg.com (202) 481-8721 WASHINGTON — Today, leading women’s health care organizations expressed support for the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) decision to retain co-testing (a combined Pap and HPV test) in its final cervical cancer screening recommendations: “Today is a win for women everywhere. We are pleased […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® commends Reps. Young and DeLauro for protecting access to comprehensive cervical cancer screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Congress is taking action to protect women’s access to comprehensive cervical cancer screening. Rep. David Young (R-IA) successfully sponsored an amendment to the House appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) also expressed her strong support of the measure in her […]

ICYMI: March 3, 2017

Feature Story Colorectal cancer rates rising sharply among Gen X and millennials TUESDAY, February 28, 2017 (The Washington Post) — Rates of colon and rectal cancer are rising sharply among young and middle-aged Americans, at the same time that they continue to decline for adults 55 and older, according to a startling new study that […]

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines…Do I Hear Consensus?

In recent years, when new screening guidelines have been announced by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), they are met with great debate and discussion. This is most often because the recommendations made by this government panel are not in agreement with the guidelines set by the American Cancer Society or other major medical […]

Cancer Queens Use “Edutainment” to Promote Screening and Awareness

Envision a group of women donning feather boas and rhinestone tiaras, dancing to the sound of “The Loco-motion” while singing the lyrics, “Every woman needs this lifesavin’ test now. Come on baby, go and get your Pap smear.” These 10 lovely ladies are a part of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Cancer Queens! A Cancer Prevention Musical […]