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Delano couple signs up for 20-year cancer study
June 24, 2013
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By Starrla Cray

DELANO, MN – After losing her mother to cancer 10 years ago, Sarah Schumacher of Delano is doing everything she can to make sure her children won’t suffer a similar heartache someday.

She and her husband, Andy, recently signed up for the Cancer Prevention Study - 3, which will track 300,000 people throughout the US for at least 20 years.

“It’s a big initiative for the American Cancer Society,” Sarah said. “Cancer is something that’s flooded though both of our families, and we felt the need to get involved.”
>“You register online, and then

take a survey, which lasts maybe 10 to 15 minutes,” he said.

Participation in the study is easy, according to Andy.to enroll in person. The American Cancer Society website states that enrollment typically includes signing a consent form, completing a survey, providing a waist circumference measurement, and giving a small blood sample.

ey, which lasts maybe 10 to 15 minutes,” he said. o; Andy said. “The driving was the longest part of it.”

cumference measurement, and giving a small blood sample.casional periodic follow-up surveys with questions about lifestyle, behaviors, and other health-related topics.

d. “The driving was the longest part
of it.ifestyle, behaviors, and other health-related topics., epidemiologists began the Hammond-Horn Study, which helped to establish cigarette smoking as a cause of death from lung cancer and coronary heart disease.&rdq t lifestyle, behaviors, and other health-related topics.
Previous cancer studies1 million men and women for mortality through 1972. Results showed a clear link between lung cancer and smoking, and also displayed a relationship between obesity and shortened overall survival.

helped to establish cigarette smoking as a cause of death from lung cancer and coronary heart disease.lled the CPS Nutrition Cohort, was established about a decade later, in order to study how genetic, hormonal, nutritional, and other factors are related to cancer occurrence and progression.

g cancer and smoking, and also displayed a relationship between obesity and shortened overall survival.2, and that 173,000 of the cancer deaths would be caused by tobacco. About one-third of all cancer deaths are attributed to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, overweight, and obesity.

how genetic, hormonal, nutritional, and other fac o cancer occurrence an > For details about this site and others in Minnesota, go to www.cancer.org.overweight, and obesity.ways to prevent cancer. Individuals ages 30 to 65 without a personal history of cancer are eligible to enroll. “Sometimes prevention is the best cure,” Andy said.

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