Cancer Prevention: Skinnier, Wealthier & Healthier

by Andi Dwyer, Director of Health Promotion  A few weeks ago at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, prevention was a hot topic! The news of prevention and exploring opportunities for early detection was extremely interesting. Before the next ASCO meeting, I have high hopes…

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Medicare Now Covers Obesity Counseling

Obese people on Medicare  now have the opportunity to have regular weight loss counseling paid for when offered by a primary care provider.  Since this is considered prevention, there is no co-pay. On November 29, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that there…

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Some Colorectal Cancers Not Connected to Obesity

Although being obese increases risk for most colon and rectal cancers, the connection isn’t true in all types of colorectal cancer. Cancers that are linked to microsatellite instability (MSI) don’t appear to be influenced by obesity, strengthening the belief that MSI cancers come about differently…

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124,000 New Cancers In Europe Due to Obesity

ECCO/ESMO UPDATE — BERLIN 2009 Being overweight was a key reason for at least 124,000 new cancers in European countries in 2008, including nearly 24,000 from colorectal cancer. 3.2 percent of new cancer diagnoses in men and 8.8 percent of women’s cancers could be attributed…

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