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Posted on:
05/27/2015

“80% by 2018” is a shared goal to have 80% of adults aged 50 and older regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.

Falmouth, Maine. – Colorectal cancer screening has been proven to save lives.  Maine Cancer Foundation today announced that it has made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS),  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by ACS and CDC).

Posted on:
04/15/2015

Everyone knows cancer is a life-altering experience, but not everyone is aware of the staggering cost of cancer. Individuals and nations both struggle with the financial repercussions of fighting cancer. There is an excellent report from National Public Radio's "Living Cancer" series that digs deeper into some of the unexpected costs of cancer. Here's seven quick facts about cancer costs that might surprise you:

Posted on:
03/27/2015

Starting Monday night on PBS: "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" a documentary based on the award-winning book. We strongly recommend this series to anyone interesting in learning about the history- and future of cancer in our world. 

 

 

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Begins Monday, March 30, 09:00 pm on Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Posted on:
12/04/2014

Posted on:
11/22/2014

Double Your Impact on Cancer With A Challenge Match

Hi everyone,

We're starting off our fall fundraising drive with a unique and exciting challenge: a local family will double the amount we raise this month, up to $20,000! 

Posted on:
11/17/2014

In the wake of last month's shocking news story about United Mid-Coast Charities' $3.8 million fraud case, we want to give you these five simple tips to help review your favorite nonprofit organization:

Posted on:
10/22/2014

 

Cancer is the #1 killer of Mainers. Every year more than 9,000 Maine residents are diagnosed with cancer, and about 3,000 of them die.  Chances are that you know some of the victims.

We need better ways to diagnose, treat and cure cancer – and eventually to prevent it.  A new Center for Biometric Analysis would give scientists important new tools for understanding human disease. The new facility would combine technicians, technology and operational capacity in a way that has not previously been possible in Maine.

Posted on:
10/18/2014

“WITCHES WEAR PINK” is a growing group of dedicated women who have joined hands to strengthen the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during her life time. About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and nearly 40,000 lives will be lost. Our goal is to help lower these statistics by raising money for breast cancer research, preventative care medicine and the women’s cancer fund. All fundraising for our 2014 event will benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation.

When: Saturday, October 18th, Witching Hours 6 - 10pm

Where: The Woodlands Country Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, ME

Posted on:
10/01/2014

Create a Better Future for the Women in Our Lives
 
226,000 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and they deserve our full support. Celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by making a donation to the Women’s Cancer Fund at Maine Cancer Foundation.

Recommended Screening Guidelines:

Age 40: Yearly mammograms + Clinical Breast Exam
Age 20-30: Clinical breast exams every 3 years

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