Cancer is a relentless killer that has touched almost everyone’s life – and in addition to its primary effects, it leads to a sense of hopelessness, an agonizing wish for researchers to find a cure, to pinpoint a cause, anything to bring a cancer-free world closer. Next month, you can do something to help, beyond wishing and hoping. The American Cancer Society has launched a new round of its nationwide Cancer Prevention Study, a research program that dates back to the 1950s, to identify risk factors that can aid in prevention. Your participation now may save someone’s life someday. To make it easier to participate, the ACS will have an enrollment site here on September 22nd, 10 am-1:30 pm at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor); they’re getting the word out now so you can make an appointment for that day. Read on to see how:
From the ACS announcement:
Puget Sound residents have a small window of time to participate in this study, which only happens once every 20 years. Participation is easy:
- A 30-minute commitment to enroll
- A blood draw
- A survey
From there, participants will receive periodic surveys asking for information on lifestyle, behaviors and other factors related to their health. It’s that easy to make a huge impact on the future face of cancer.
Participants must be between the ages of 30-65, with no personal history of cancer. Appointments can be made for participation sites throughout Puget Sound, including the West Seattle YMCA. To make an appointment, call 1.888.604.5888 or visit www.cps3seattle.org.
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