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Cervical Health Awareness

The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV (human papillomavirus), the most common sexually transmitted disease. HPV is a major cause of cervical cancer.

The good news?

HPV can be prevented by the HPV vaccine. […]

Sue Ann Says: Community Health Grants

Sue Ann Says: Non-Profits Use WWHF Grants to Support Women’s Health

The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF) is committed to providing crucial health education to women throughout the state of Wisconsin. Knowing that WWHF can’t do the work alone, WWHF provides the Lisa A. Cudahy Community Health Grants to outstanding non-profit organizations to allow them […]

Check Out Our Fall Newsletter!

Click HERE to check out our 2013 Fall Newsletter!

Celebrate the Great American Smokeout!

Today, join others around the nation who are participating in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout! Annually, on the third day of November, smokers are encouraged to remain smoke-free for 24 hours or choose this day to quit smoking altogether.

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans smoke, making tobacco use in the United States […]

Lung Cancer Strikes Nonsmokers Too

When talking about lung cancer, most people would consider it a disease associated with smokers. However, new research has found that the number of nonsmokers being diagnosed with lung cancer has increased. According to American Cancer Society, every year, 16,000 to 24,000 Americans die of lung cancer though they have never smoked. The causes of […]

Breast Cancer Deadline: 2020

“In 1961, President Kennedy challenged this country to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, and the Apollo program was born. The seemingly impossible challenge President Kennedy issued became breathtaking reality only 98 months later. It is time to reawaken this impulse to do great things and to honor our […]

Remember Your Mammogram

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

It is a good time to schedule your mammogram. You do get your mammogram (if you are over 40) on a regular basis, right? Regular as decided together by you and your physician—this may mean every year or every other year. No excuses.

Mammograms are still the gold […]

How to Help a Friend Who’s Sick

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Recently a very good friend of mine was diagnosed with b-cell lymphoma. Cancer. The news came only one week after my friend gave birth to her second child. Take a moment to let that sink in. A brand new baby and cancer all within a matter of days. After the […]

World Cancer Day

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and accounted for 7.6 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2008.

Know Your Risk: Understanding your risk of developing different types of cancer is important. Use the tools below to learn how you can decrease your risk for cancer.

Siteman Cancer Center’s “Your Disease […]