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Eating to prevent cancer

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition unveiled new dietary guidelines for cancer prevention. The focus of the new guidelines is a plant based diet. Food choices should be focused on fruits, vegetables and legumes, and limiting certain foods like well-cooked meat and alcohol. Six dietary recommendations to help prevent cancer: Reduce consumption of [...]

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Ovarian cancer and the BRCA mutation

A BRCA mutation is hereditary, and is a risk factor for ovarian and other cancers. Unfortunately, less than 25 percent of ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutations are identified yearly. Did you know? A patient diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any age meets National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome clinical [...]

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Vote Here for the Pink Glove Dance!

Click here to vote:  pinkglovedance.com. Remember that you can vote once per day, per e-mail address! On the line: up to $50,000 in prizes for cancer charities! Please help spread the word about this great cause! There will be a bracketing system during this year’s voting period. After week one, only the 10 videos with [...]

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The Silent Killer

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Ovarian cancer often has few symptoms in the early stages of the disease, or the symptoms are non-specific and could result from many other less harmful conditions in the body. Because ovarian cancer has few, non-specific symptoms until it has progressed to an advanced stage, it is often [...]

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$2,150 and counting!

In 2014 alone, our Pink Glove Dance fund-raising efforts have generated $2,150 dollars for cancer research! Over the summer, Agnesian Cancer Center providers tied on aprons and sold pork sandwiches at Relay for Life ceremonies in Ripon, Waupun and Fond du Lac. Their hard work paid off to a tune of $1,900 – all of [...]

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Think twice before serving alcoholic beverages this summer

In 2014, the World Health Organization issued a report concluding that no amount of alcohol is safe. Alcohol was labeled a carcinogen (cancer causing agent) in 1988. It has long been known to increase cancer risk of the mouth and throat especially when combined with smoking. Over the past 10 years, researchers are now learning [...]

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Gearing up for the 2014 Pink Glove Dance

One whirlwind week:  12 hours of filming at eight locations with 400 dancers wearing 800 pink gloves. Whew! The result: our 2014 Pink Glove Dance video! This year we were absolutely humbled by the participation of so many cancer survivors in our filming. Behind the scenes, we got to learn a little more about these [...]

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Surgeon general declares skin cancer a major public health concern

Skin cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in the United States. About five million people are treated for skin cancer each year, and it is one of the most common types of cancer in young adults and adolescents. In Wisconsin, the number of men and women being diagnosed with melanoma cancer has been increasing. How [...]

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers and vaccinations in Wisconsin

HPV is a common virus among young adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about six million new cases of HPV occur annually. HPV infections that persist can turn into pre-cancer and even cancer. The CDC states that 91 percent of cervical and anal cancers, and 72 percent of mouth and throat cancer [...]

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The role of clinical trials at Agnesian HealthCare

In cancer research, clinical trials play an important role in the battle against the disease by evaluating new treatments and helping find ways to improve cancer care. This life-saving research is available at Agnesian Cancer Care Services through an affiliation with the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology is [...]

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