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Alvaro Carrascal at Podium

Nationally Recognized Public Health Crusader Joins ACS

Dr. Alvaro Carrascal brings his 20-plus years of experience at the forefront of public health to the fight against cancer as the new Senior Vice President of Cancer Control for New York and New Jersey.

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Don't Fry this Friday

The Friday before Memorial Day is designated Don’t Fry Day– a day to raise awareness of sun safety and encourage everyone to take steps to protect their skin.

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ACS Eastern Division Annual Report

Our American Cancer Society Eastern Division annual report celebrates the year's activities and achievements that have brought farther than ever before int he fight against cancer. It showcases personal stories of how the Society is saving lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and fighting back.

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A Mammogram for Mother's Day

urge all mom's to talk to their health care providers about getting screened for breast cancer and to better understand their personal risk for the disease.

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Cancer Journey Leads to New Friends in an Unexpected Place

Getting the right care sometimes means having to travel far from home. Hope Lodge helps.

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Gifts for Mother's Day at The Hope Shop

Day to a gift that shows you care in a way that no other gift can? A gift from the American Cancer Society’s Hope Shop.

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Surviving Spring Holiday Meals

Holiday meals are all about tradition, but some of the most customary foods served during Easter and Passover can pack on the calories.

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Champion Chef Inspires Hope

Chef Eric LeVine has many identities. Food Network champion, executive chef, author, father of two, five time cancer survivor and now American Cancer Society honoree.

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Paint. Click. WIN!

Show your Relay For Life purple pride on Facebook and you could win a special prize package from The Hope Shop as part of "Paint. Click. WIN!"

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Four Ways to Reduce Your Risks

Four things non-smokers can do to lower their risk of dying from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and more from the American Cancer Society

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ACS Honored for Tobacco Marketing Fight

The American Cancer Society’s Communications & Marketing Department was honored by the Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition for its work drawing attention to the problem of tobacco advertising in retail stores.

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The Affordable Care Act - One Year Later

To mark the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the American Cancer Society wants to make all Americans aware of some easy-to-use, free resources that explain what’s in the health care law and how it can help cancer patients and their families.

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Five Unsaintly St. Patrick’s Day Foods

The American Cancer Society wants folks to start eating smart during National Nutrition Month. But if you want to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow this St. Patty’s day watch out for these foods that can be unlucky for your health.

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Capital Region Turns Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness

March is colon cancer awareness month and this year the cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy are turning blue to help educate residents about how to prevent and detect colon cancer early.

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Colon Cancer Facts in New York and New Jersey 2011

American Cancer Society fact sheet on colorectal cancer for New York and New Jersey prepared for colon cancer awareness month.

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Tag2Nag Takes Colon Cancer Awareness To Facebook

Tag2Nag encourages Facebook users to tag parents, relatives and friends age 50 and older in a variety of colon-cancer themed images posted on

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Being Gay With Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is almost always accompanied by feelings of fear and uncertainty. But few realize that being gay and facing cancer brings a whole new array of challenges. Many fear discrimination from their medical providers based on their sexual orientation. This fear can have a negative impact on the care they seek out and, thus, their ability to fight this deadly disease. 

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Fight Back Podcast Previews Devastating Budget for Cancer Cuts

The latest American Cancer Society Fight Back Podcast is now up. Today's edition features Federal Issues director Hillary Clarke previewing tomorrow's budget vote in the U.S. House and what these drastic cuts will mean to the fight against cancer.

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New Rules Mean Less Tobacco Death

Statement from Peter Slocum, Vice President for Advocacy, American Cancer Society of NY & NJ, regarding new rules requiring large, graphic warning labels on cigarette packs and ads.

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What Does The Affordable Care Act Mean For People With Cancer?

A new, consumer-friendly guide to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now available from the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).

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Steepest Drop in Cancer Deaths Ever Reported

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American Cancer Society Receives Largest Ever Individual Gift

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