Research shows that cancer kills more than 10,000 people every year in Wisconsin. However, a new cancer prevention study is looking to reduce that number.
If you're between the ages of 30 and 65 and have never been diagnosed with cancer you are eligible. The American Cancer Society is partnering with The Marshfield Clinic for the study. They are looking for 50 more people from north central Wisconsin for the study.
"My mom has cancer right now so it's very close to my heart," says Kris Bundy, one participant in the study.
The study will look at lifestyle, behavioral, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. After scheduling an enrollment appointment you'll complete a comprehensive online survey answering questions regarding medications you are taking, family history of cancer, lifestyle and other behaviors. During an in-person appointment you'll provide a blood sample as well as waist circumference measurement. Confidential surveys are then sent to you every few years at home to complete.
"The true benefit of our study is really for our future generations," says Dr. Rezwan Islam, M.D. of Marshfield Clinic.
Enrollment is going on at various Marshfield Clinics including Weston, Wausau, Eau Claire, and Marshfield.
To participate in the study click here.
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