Who Drinks Coffee?

Can Coffee Lower Cancer Risk?

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Most Americans drink at least 1 cup of coffee a day, and many feel like they can’t face the morning without it. So wouldn’t it be great if our beloved beverage helped protect us from cancer? There is, in fact, some reason to believe it could. Coffee is brewed from beans that contain antioxidants, which are thought to have a protective effect against cancer.

Mission Monday ~ Stories of Hope

Survivor Speaks Out about Life After Multiple Myeloma

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Enjoying Every Moment

Blennau and his family have learned to appreciate the small moments in life – from spending quality time with one another to having a new perspective on his passion for teaching. “Sometimes it really feels like slow motion, and I think we were rushing through life a little bit,” Blennau said.

Go to cancer.org to read other STORIES OF HOPE

Mission Monday ~ How Healthy Is Your Salad?

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Salad is a healthy choice for lunch or dinner, isn’t it? That depends on what’s in it, or perhaps more importantly, what’s on it.

Dressing, cheese, and bacon add calories and fat that can sabotage your healthy eating plans. Follow these tips to keep your salads healthy without sacrificing flavor.

  • Choose a variety of fresh, colorful vegetables at their peak flavor, like dark green kale, red bell peppers, orange carrots, and red onions.
  • Skip fatty toppings like cheese, bacon, nuts, and seeds. If you must indulge, use only a little.
  • Use less salad dressing. In restaurants, ask for the dressing on the side. Try adding it with a fork instead of a spoon.
  • Experiment with parsley, garlic, oregano, basil, chives, rosemary, thyme, and other herbs; sprinkle them on your salad or add them to a simple vinaigrette made with olive oil.
  • At the salad bar, pass up high-calorie add-ons like coleslaw, potato salad, and creamy fruit salad.
  • Add variety to your salad with high-fiber, lower calorie items like beans, raw vegetables, and fresh and dried fruit.

Get inspired with more healthy recipes from the American Cancer Society.

Article by Stacy Simon

Mission Monday~Eat Better!

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Many listed eating better for their FIGHT BACK pledge.

Eating well is an important part of improving your health and reducing your cancer risk.

Here is a little quiz to get you started about the snapcash binary  Do participate.

 

Mission~Crowd Funding Hit ACS

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Earlier this year, the Society debuted a campaign to crowd fund Rebecca Wates PhD,  an early-career researcher with the fundraising platform Crowdrise. Hundreds of people gave, allowing the Society to award a grant to Wates for her promising work in ovarian cancer.

Read more about Dr. Wates!

Mission Monday~More Survivors!

ACS Report: Number of US Cancer Survivors Expected to Exceed 20 Million by 2026

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A new report by the American Cancer Society – in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute – estimates there are more than 15.5 million cancer survivors alive in the US today, and that number will grow to more than 20 million by 2026. This includes everyone who’s ever had cancer, from the time of diagnosis for the rest of their life.

More great news from the American Cancer Society!

Mission Monday~Skin Cancer Prevention

 

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Skin cancer is the most common cancer. About 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year. (These are found in about 3.3 million Americans; some people have more than one.) Melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer, will account for about 76,380 cases of skin cancer in 2016.

Though the statistics are sobering, skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. The American Cancer Society encourages people to take steps to help lower their risk of this disease.

Mission Monday~How to Spot Skin Cancer

How to Spot Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. If you know what to look for, you can spot warning signs of skin cancer early. Finding it early, when it’s small and has not spread, makes skin cancer much easier to treat.

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Here is a guide on how to do a self examination.

More great info from the American Cancer Society!!!

Mission Monday ~ Cancer Screenings for Women

Along with giving Mother’s Day gifts and sending greetings this year, encourage the moms and all the women in your life to get up to date on cancer screening tests.

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Screening tests look for cancer before a person has any signs or symptoms. Regular screenings can catch some cancers early, when they’re small, have not spread, and are easier to treat. With cervical and colon cancers, these tests can even prevent cancer from developing in the first place.

Sweeten the deal by offering to help your mom schedule her screening, drive her to and from appointments, and keep her company in the waiting room.

Source: The American Cancer Society

Mission Monday ~Caregivers and Families

The American Cancer Society Supports Caregivers and Families

acspc-030841A cancer diagnosis affects close friends and family too. Find out what to expect if you become a caregiver for a person with cancer, and get tips for making sure that you take care of yourself as well. Learn how to care for someone with cancer, how to take care of yourself as a caregiver, how to be supportive of someone with cancer, if your child has cancer and the American Cancer Society Support Programs and Services.