This 23-page guide teaches you how to reduce your risk for cancer. Eight preventable cancers are highlighted with detailed information on risk factors, risk reduction and early detection, symptoms and treatment. The brochure is available in Spanish
as well as a version for American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
A message from Prevent Cancer
"Prevent Cancer Foundation is the ONLY cancer-related organization in the nation completely focused on reducing your risk of developing cancer and early detection.
The Foundation works on multiple levels to contribute to the effort to reduce the burden of cancer. We work on an individual level, educating men and women about how to reduce their risk of cancer, providing screening and follow up treatment for underserved communities, and funding individual researchers doing cutting-edge research to help advance the field of cancer prevention. And we work on a more global level, in partnership with other organizations as thought leaders, impacting public policy and creating a national dialogue in cancer prevention.
Breakaway from Cancer® plays a central role in both of these efforts-highlighting resources for cancer prevention and early detection available to individuals, as well as leading a national dialogue about the spectrum of issues and expertise that is required to reduce the burden of cancer in our country and around the world. Prevent Cancer Foundation is honored to partner with Amgen and three respected national organizations providing resources and leadership within the continuum of prevention, treatment, supportive care and survivorship."
Carolyn R. Aldige
President & Founder, Prevent Cancer Foundation
Saving Lives through Prevention
In 1985, compelled by the memory of her late father who had died of cancer one year earlier, Carolyn Aldigé embarked on a mission. She founded Prevent Cancer Foundation with the hope of sparing others from the pain and suffering caused by cancer. Aldigé believed firmly that an emphasis on prevention, not just treatment, could help decrease cancer deaths and incidence rates.
It has been said that the Foundation is "the candle that ignited a bonfire," possessing the vision to understand the value of prevention to fight cancer before anyone else.
Prevent Cancer Foundation has provided more than $120 million in support of cancer prevention research, education and outreach programs nationwide and have played a pivotal role in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important prevention and early detection strategies. Through its research, education and community outreach efforts, the Foundation has worked diligently to spread the prevention message to the public, spurring groundbreaking research and new ways to reach target audiences.
Funding Cancer Research Since 1985
The Foundation has funded 435 research grants and fellowships at over 150 leading medical institutions across the country. The Foundation's vigorous grants and fellowships selection process is similar to the process used at the National Institutes of Health.
Reducing Cancer Risk Through Education
Prevent Cancer Foundation public education programs have applied this scientific knowledge to teach the public ways they can reduce their cancer risks. The Foundation focuses its energies and resources on certain cancers - lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, skin, oral, and testicular-that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or detection and treatment in their early stages. Resources are provided to the public to help educate them about prevention and screening, funding to those conducting the research, policy leadership, and direct screening services. This is done in creative ways that generate dialogue, such as the Super Colon exhibit, the Guide to Preventable Cancers, its annual "Call on Congress Day," and brochures, newsletters, and series of PSAs and online outreach that includes the Foundation's website, blog, and social media platforms.
Community Outreach and Direct Services
Prevent Cancer Foundation reaches into communities with community grants and unique education and outreach campaigns. They also provide forums for the research, provider and patient advocacy community to come together to identify opportunities in prevention in areas like colorectal cancer, lung cancer, or clinical trials. And the Foundation offers direct screening and treatment services to men and women who cannot otherwise afford them in some regions of the country, through programs like the George Washington University Mobile Mammography Van, our Celebremos La Vida program, state fairs, and our community grants.
To learn more about upcoming events from Prevent Cancer Foundation, see the "Announcements and Events" section on its homepage at www.preventcancer.org.