American Cancer Society
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, a Minnesota woman decided to support cancer charities and raise awareness – with a flock of pink flamingos. Mary Leisses ask friends and colleagues for $10. If they gave it to her, a pink flamingo would go in the yard and the donation would go to the American Cancer Society. Last year there were 380. This year, she wants 400.
The American Cancer Society is launching a national initiative to try to get more people screened for colon cancer.
The nation’s top breast cancer experts are meeting this week in Texas. They’re revealing the findings of the latest research and advances in treatment. There’s been a lot of recent studies with varying results on the benefits of mammography.
The Oct. 1 open enrollment date is fast approaching for MNsure, the state’s new online health insurance marketplace. With that in mind, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has organized a public forum for Thursday for so people can learn about how MNsure is planning to conduct outreach, especially to communities with the highest rates of health disparities and uninsured people.
Nearly 1,000 people around the Twin Cities have signed up to take part in a nationwide cancer prevention study. In the next week, hundreds more will enroll.
New research shows younger women are still getting mammograms even though a federal task force recommends differently.
Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.
Cancer is now the leading killer of Hispanics in the U.S. — the latest sign it’s beginning to displace heart disease as the nation’s top cause of death.
In Minnesota this time of year, we soak up all the sun we can get before winter hits.
The American Cancer Society says inactive women who sit for six-plus hours a day are 94 percent more likely to die from problems like heart disease.
A Minnesota woman completed quite a run for charity after she ran across the state to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society is calling on smokers to kick the habit Thursday.