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National Cancer Prevention Day

Not Just Any Day

Bill Couzens | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

The evening before the National Cancer Prevention Day Workshop is Less Cancer board member Donna Eacho, Less Cancer Founder Bill Couzens, Ambassador B...

Now Is The Time-Pitch In

Bill Couzens | Posted 01.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

I recently blogged about the political climate, about staying focused on an issue, and not getting distracted by partisan political "religions" and fi...

Moving Forward With Cancer Prevention

Bill Couzens | Posted 02.05.2017 | Impact
Bill Couzens

As I reflect on this monumental day, I realize that cancer prevention must be more than an idea, but rather real world action that saves lives and prevents the many types of suffering that come with both the disease and its treatment.

Moonshots, Cancer and Finding Your Inner Astronaut

Meghan O'Hara | Posted 02.04.2017 | Health News
Meghan O'Hara

When the space program first started, the astronauts had no control over their capsules. This helpless feeling of being on a wild ride is precisely how I felt nearly eight years ago when I was told I had stage three breast cancer.

Framing the Debate: E-cigarettes and Children

Janie Heath | Posted 02.03.2017 | Health News
Janie Heath

Let's be clear: there is nothing safe about e-cigarettes. They deliver nicotine, a highly addictive drug that carries many documented risks.

Here's What Congress Can Do to Make Cancer a Preventable Disease

Debbie Dingell | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Debbie Dingell

More than 1.6 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis this year and approximately 595,690 people will die from this devastating disease -- that's 1,632 moms and dads, sons and daughters, grandparents, siblings and friends every day.

2016 Moon Shot for Cancer: Focus on Prevention

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Contrary to what we would expect responsible government to do, most of the more than 80,000 chemicals manufactured in the U.S. are unstudied and unregulated. Yet, nearly 800 chemicals are known or suspected of affecting human hormones.

The Plain Jane of All Remedies

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

The demands are great, and as a nation we must all be engaged in the process for less cancer. We can make new inroads on this disease so that the next generation will be looking forward to days of no cancer as opposed to more cancer. 

Making Prevention a Priority for Our Future

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 05.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

If prevention were a national priority, how would our lives change? That question is followed by another one, which is: What will happen 10 years from now in terms of the health of Americans? Will the year 2025 find Americans stronger, healthier and living longer?

Cancer Prevention: Of Wind and Wave, Ship and Sail

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

On National Cancer Prevention Day, we can acknowledge the random challenges of wind and wave, but celebrate the mastery of ship and sail, securely in our hands.

Everyday Things You Can Do To Lower Your Risk Of Cancer

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living

This year, more than 1.5 million people are estimated to be diagnosed with cancer. Even more grim is the fact that half of cancer deaths stem from pre...

Breaking the Cycle on Cancer

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If we ever are going to break the cycle on increased incidence of cancer, leadership needs to look beyond the trenches of cancer treatment and expand their focus to prevent cancer cases from increasing.

Guarding the Next Generation

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If we truly are going to guard the next generation, we must engage communities to raise the bar on human health -- with a clear and specific focus on preventing cancer. If our children are going to have a healthier future, then cancer must not be an expected stage of life.

Leaving the Next Generation an Empty Bag: The Big Mop-Up

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If cancer is preventable (meaning its prevalence can be reduced by making lifestyle and/or environment changes, excluding hereditary cancers), then how and why are we still struggling to reverse the increasing incidences of cancer?

Miles O'Brien to Join the Bike Ride to Mackinac

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Then I felt it... a weighty, wet, salty tear slip out of the corner of my eye. All I could think to do was not have him see me, so I quickly bent down so he would not see that I had started to cry. As I crouched down out of sight, I wondered how I could disappear

Let's Fight Cancer With a Focus on Prevention

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Rep. Steve Israel

I am dedicated to doing everything in my power to combat this horrific disease -- not just as a Member of Congress, but also as someone who has been personally affected.

Why We Must Regulate E-Cigarettes

Janie Heath | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Janie Heath

Spoof or not, e-cigarettes are no laughing matter. Neither are their largely unknown health consequences.

National Cancer Prevention Day Is an Opportunity to Focus on What Should Be an American Priority

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Scientific evidence tells us that over 50 percent of all cancers are preventable by applying what we know right now.

Cancer Prevention: First on the List

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

My appeal to one and all is that we make cancer prevention the No. 1 priority for ourselves, our communities and our nation. Cancer does not discriminate; it has no particular ideology or political party.

Bagby Beer Company Vandalism Leads to Community Understanding and Love

Mike Spradley | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Mike Spradley

When the Bagbys arrived Monday morning to see a wall vandalized by graffiti, they were distraught. Then they took a moment and looked at the message: "4 Kenny-Cancer Can't Kill Me," and they knew there was more to this story. In their blog, the Bagbys wrote, "this was bigger than us."

Half of Cancers Are Preventable: Lower Your Risk With These 8 Steps

Graham A. Colditz | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Graham A. Colditz

If there's one key scientific finding over the past two decades that has the greatest potential to have a positive impact on cancer, it's that 50 percent or more of all cancer is preventable by things we can do.