Monday, May 13, 2013
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What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words "you have cancer"? This year, you can fight back against cancer by enrolling in the American Cancer Society's research study—Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). By joining CPS-3, you can help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer, which will ultimately save lives. The study is open to anyone who: How can you participate? Schedule an appointment to enroll now. After you schedule your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a comprehensive survey of your family history, lifestyle, medications and other factors related to your health. The survey takes about 45 minutes to fill out, and …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
"Champions" from communities near Sewickley are needed to participate in a cancer prevention study called CPS-3.
The American Cancer Society is currently seeking volunteers from the Moon and Robinson area to become “champions” who can help spread the word about a historic cancer research study. The study is called CPS-3 (Cancer Prevention Study-3) because it’s the third of the national cancer prevention studies. Sharon Stalter, health initiatives representative, said the first, CPS-1, occurred in the 1950s and established the link between smoking and lung cancer, eventually leading to surgeon general warnings. CPS-2 examined the impact of environmental and lifestyle factors on cancer. “Pretty much anything you hear about that prevents cancer is linked to this study,” Stalter said. CPS-3 will help researchers better understand what factors cause …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Early detection of breast cancer through routine exams saves thousands of lives every year.
Studies have shown that early detection of breast cancer improves the chances of a cure. That in itself is the most important reason to make an appointment today for a breast exam or mammogram. Here is a list of local places where you can go for mammograms and breast exams in or near Robinson and Moon townships. Heritage Valley Diagnostic Center-Moon 935 Thorn Run Road, Moon 412-262-6460 West Hills Open MRI and Imaging Center 890 Beaver Grade Road, Moon 412-269-9995 Heritage Valley Sewickley 720 Blackburn Road, Sewickley 412-749-7230 Heritage Valley Open MRI 1928 Park Manor Blvd., Space 507, Robinson Going for an exam can be nerve-wracking. To better understand the importance of exams, here's helpful information that explains the process…
Sunday, April 10, 2011
At the Relay for Life this weekend at RMU, Patch talks with one woman about her struggle with cancer and losing her mother to the disease.
Carol Jackson was supposed to meet me at the registration table for cancer survivors. I had never met her, so as she asked, I sat in the corner of a small room at this weekend's Relay for Life in Moon, waiting for a woman wearing a "cancer survivor" hat. In addition to a hat, the woman I was about to meet has two kids and five grandchildren. She has a husband named Bill and an antique business. She also has had a lumpectomy, daily radiation treatment, and apparently, the tendency to always be moving forward. “Are you the reporter?” a young volunteer asked. “Carol’s already down on the field, she asked me to come find you.” Leaving the room, I had a vantage point of the entire Joe Walton Stadium at Robert Morris University. Nearly 400 …
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The annual American Cancer Society event takes place Saturday and Sunday in Moon.
Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society's largest annual fundraiser, kicked off Saturday afternoon at Robert Morris University. Teams are walking the track at Joe Walton Stadium for a 24-hour period to raise money for cancer treatment research. Moon has hosted the Relay for 18 years, and the event this year is expected to draw nearly 400 people, according to organizer Nancy Verderber. Are you at Relay for Life today? Have any great photos you'd like to share? Send them to Local Editor Jenna Staul at Jenna.Staul@patch.com. And check back with Patch for continued coverage of the event throughout the weekend.