“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).
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:
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
Double Your Impact on Cancer With A Challenge Match
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!
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:
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.
“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
Create a Better Future for the Women in Our Lives
Recommended Screening Guidelines:
Age 40: Yearly mammograms + Clinical Breast Exam
Age 20-30: Clinical breast exams every 3 years