Signing up to Prevent Cancer is Personal for Participants

Signing up to Prevent Cancer is Personal for Participants

What if you could help prevent cancer? It only takes a little bit of time and doesn't cost anything.
What if you could help prevent cancer, and it wouldn't cost you a thing?

That's the challenge being put forth by the American Cancer Society.

The Permian Basin has been chosen to be part of a large study looking to prevent cancer.

The American Cancer Society is looking for at least 150 people in the area to enroll.

You need to be between the ages of 30 and 65-years-old, and have not had a cancer diagnosis before.

All they need is a blood sample and some health information and you will be asked to complete a health survey every couple of years.

But the payoff could be priceless.

"When you think about when someone has a cancer diagnosis, the amount of energy and time it takes to battle that disease is tremendous," said Jackie Bayly-Bryant with the American Cancer Society. "It is very painful and oftentimes a very difficult situation for the family. So this is a perfect opportunity for people to step forward and pay it forward by actually participating in the cancer prevention study."

The whole study will include 300-thousand people across the country. Participants will be studied for the next 20 years.

If you are interested you can go to the American Cancer Society office in Midland at 2304 W. Wadley on Thursday, November 21 between 3:00 - 7:00 PM. You can call the local office at 432-683-6375.

For more information on the study visit www.CancerStudyTX.org.

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