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Feb 7 2017
By Marianne Morano, M.S., ACSM, CWC Introduction As February is Cancer Prevention Month this article will focus on growing awareness for cancer prevention, and treatment in the event of an unfortunate diagnosis, via exercise.  In 2016, approximately 1,685,210 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States, and approximately 595,690 people died from the disease.  It is...
Feb 1 2017
Fran Drescher, President of Cancer Schmancer, is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit, Let’s Build a Better Food Policy, President of Cancer Schmancer, is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit, Let’s Build a Better Food Policy, which will be hosted in partnership with George Washington University and the World Resources Institute on February 2,...
Feb 1 2017
Protect All the Skin You’re In Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, yet most skin cancers can be prevented. Every year, there are 63,000 new cases of and 9,000 deaths from melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer. Ultraviolet (UV) exposure is the most common cause of skin cancer. A new CDC study shows that the majority of Americans are not using sunscreen regularly...
Feb 1 2017
Prevent Cervical Cancer with the Right Test at the Right Time Screening tests can find abnormal cells so they can be treated before they turn into cancer. The Pap test looks for changes in cells on the cervix that could turn into cancer if left untreated. The human papillomavirus (HPV) test looks for the virus that causes these cell changes. The only cancer the Pap test screens for is...
Feb 1 2017
Drinking alcohol raises the risk of some cancers. Drinking any kind of alcohol can contribute to cancers of the mouth and throat, larynx (voice box), esophagus, colon and rectum, liver, and breast (in women). The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. Click here for more info on cancer prevention

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