Finding out someone you know and love has cancer can be a devastating blow to any person or family. My grandmother passed away from Cancer long before Cancer research was even a discussion topic, or the word Cancer was casually muttered during dinner conversations or chats with friends. My mother was to turn eleven the day after my grandmother passed.
So now that we live in an age where we have a plethora of information at our fingertips, knowledge that grows daily and so many people that are willing and wanting to help ….this is where you can help! You can help Cancer Prevention.
- Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) is a long-term study that seeks to better understand the factors (lifestyle, environmental, genetic) that cause or prevent cancer and ultimately help eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations.
- Past long-term ACS studies have played a major role in cancer prevention, as well as in other national and international efforts. Past studies have demonstrated the correlation between lifestyle choices and cancer.
Involvement in CPS-3 includes:
- Reading and signing a consent form, completing a survey, providing some physical measurements, giving a small blood sample, and responding to follow up questionnaires by mail every two years following (for at least 20 years).
- Participants must be between the ages of 30 and 65 years & have no personal history of cancer to join CPS-3.
Why the CPS-3 is important
- CPS-3 is one of the most important factors in ACS getting to the finish line of finding a link between lifestyle factors and Cancer.
- CPS-3 offers an historic opportunity — a once in a generation opportunity — to be personally involved in research that will advance ACS’ understanding of the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental, and genetic factors that cause cancer.
- The American Cancer Society has played a part in nearly every cancer research breakthrough in recent history and the next one could be found in this study.
- Alameda (July 20-August 3)
- Marin County (July 24-August 7)
- San Francisco (July 17-August 10)
- San Mateo (July 24-August 10)
- Santa Clara (July 13-August 10)
So what are you waiting for? The world can become a more cancer free zone when we all help. I know my grandmother would be proud of how far our world has come in the fight to prevention. With your help we can ensure her great granddaughters (and all granddaughters) get to live their lives free of cancer.
Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in learning and sharing about CPS-3 through Women Online/The Mission List. All opinions stated here are my own.