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Guest Blog by Sheila Sjolander

By | October 26th, 2012|Prevention|

It’s that time of year again.  It is October, the pink ribbon shows up and you can find opportunities to buy just about anything created in pink; even small appliances.  You know pink has truly taken hold when you see men at the gym wearing pink workout gear and football players wearing pink shoes.  There [...]

Pancreatic Cancer Prevention

By | October 6th, 2011|General, Prevention|

You probably heard that Steve Jobs- the former head of Apple died this week of pancreatic cancer.  While pancreatic cancer is the 10th most common kind of cancer in the US, it’s the 4th most common cause of cancer death.  It often has a poor prognosis partly because people often don’t have any symptoms until [...]

Colorectal Cancer

By | May 6th, 2010|Prevention|

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer in Arizona, with 2,213 cases in 2006 (according to our Cancer Data Query System) But only about half the folks in Arizona take advantage of a simple screening test that can save their life. Last week, The Lancet published the first clinical trial that clearly demonstrates [...]