Cancer Study/Volunteers Needed

Currently, it's projected that one out of every three women, and one out of every two men will be diagnosed with cancer.

In an effort to curb these numbers, the local American Cancer Society is intensely seeking volunteers.

'We're looking for people 30 to 65 that have never had cancer,' says Lynn Irby, with the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. ' We don't count skin cancer. So, if you've had skin cancer, you can still be part of the study.'

'This is one of those once in a generation opportunities that we as Americans have to change the face of cancer in our world,' says Anderson Cancer Center Administrator, Wayne Herrington.

Previous studies discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer. Officials with the American Cancer Society feel assured that this study will be just as enlightening.

'We've had so many advancements, even in technology, with cellphones and all that kind of thing, and we want to find out just how things we come in contact with affect us,' says Irby.

'We're looking to enroll over 300,000 people nationwide and we need a good cross section of people from different cultural backgrounds to know how this affects different populations,' says Herrington.

Volunteers for the local study do not have to be from Meridian, or even from the state of Mississippi. To volunteer go to the CPS3 website and enroll. That address is cps3eastms.org or call the American Cancer Society at 1-888-604-5888.

'This is for our children. This is how each of us can help prevent a loved one from hearing the words, 'You have cancer!' says Irby.


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  • by Debra Location: MS on Apr 25, 2012 at 07:07 AM
    To shawn you can do what you want God give's us common sense to have our sins forgiven and to get checked for cancer and have it removed and believe in Faith in GOD for his healing sorry that you don't have any Faith in reading the Word's I don't have time to explain the a cure would be to FIND GOD almigthy and you can't see past your nose. God Bless
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      by what? on Apr 28, 2012 at 01:45 AM in reply to Debra
      god didnt give people common sense they had to steal it from his favorite apple tree lol sarcasm at no charge to u deb
  • by shawn Location: nashville,tn on Apr 24, 2012 at 08:53 PM
    I guess we all supposed to die of cancer according to Debra's studies. I think I'll try to help w the cancer studies and continue praying that a cure is found!
  • by Debra Location: MS on Apr 24, 2012 at 04:58 PM
    I must say The Cross has been forgotten again. Then Jesus said go tell the people and they will see. He went to the Cross and rose again. 'Rejoice' Deuteronomy 9&10 ssid plainly Do not think in your heart, after the LORD your GOD has cast them out before you, saying Because of my Righteousness the LORD has brought to me(US)to posses the Land ;but it is because of the wickedness the LORD is driving them out beforefrom before you. Givin us the chapter on till we get to 27 which is very important and on into Chapter 28 where The LORD himself said if this NATION which this nstion has sinned a great sinned time and time again where it said plain verse 27The LORD will strike you with the boils of Egypt WIT TUMORS with scab and with the ich from which You meaning (men) cannot heal. GOD word do not lie people need to wake up and go to the CROSS and ask GOD almight for forgiveness.
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