The Cancer Journeys Foundation Blog

By | 2016-08-23T17:19:39+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

What cancer survivors need to know for their Cancer Journeys by Robert Warren Hess As of this writing, I am 3 months into my 13th year as a prostate cancer survivor. I believe I may be at the very beginning of my prostate cancer recurrence, but it's too early to tell. I'm tracking my semi-annual [...]

Agent Orange and Prostate Cancer

By | 2017-11-10T11:57:46+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Cancer prevention, prostate cancer detection|

Agent Orange and Prostate Cancer Today is Veteran's Day observed in 2017, and prostate cancer is one of the war's last legacies. Agent Orange was one of several "rainbow herbicides" deployed in Vietnam, but Agent Orange was the most dangerous because of its use of TCDD (tetrachlorodibenso-P-dioxin). More than 2.5 million U.S. service personnel [...]

NCI-funded TMIST trial to compare 2-D and 3-D mammography is open

By | 2017-10-16T08:05:25+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Cancer trials|

NCI-funded TMIST study compares 2-D and 3-D mammography for finding breast cancers The Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), the first randomized trial to compare two types of digital mammography for breast cancer screening, is now open for enrollment. The study was developed by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) and the National Cancer [...]

A Masters Track Cycling World Championship Ride for Cancer Survivors

By | 2017-11-12T11:25:17+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Cancer prevention, Cancer Survivorship, cycling events|

2017 Masters World Track Cycling Championships - Velosports Center, Los Angeles Well, my ride day at this year's masters championships finally hit and I had the opportunity to compete against 11 other riders in the 500 meter time trial for my age group. If you've been following me on Facebook, you know that this [...]

2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

By | 2017-10-03T08:02:19+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Cancer battle plan, Cancer Events, cycling events|

The 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo a Great Success By Robert Hess The volunteers arrived well before dawn Sunday morning, October 1st, to set up registration and breakfast for the 600 riders who would be part of the 7th Edition of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo for Prostate Cancer Awareness. Dawn broke with the [...]

Cycling to Stop Cancer

By | 2017-08-18T11:03:21+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Cancer battle plan, cycling events|

Cycling to End Cancer One of my jobs here at the Cancer Journeys Foundation is to raise awareness of the need to support America's 15+ million cancer survivors. One of the ways I do that is through my weekly cycling program, on the road and in the velodrome. This year I'm thrilled to be [...]

“CJ” the Cancer Survivor Mascot Visits Italy . . .

By | 2017-06-22T18:28:19+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Cancer battle plan, Cancer recurrence, Cancer walks|

"CJ," the Cancer Journeys Foundation Mascot, Visits Italy . . . I'm a 15-year cancer survivor and after I realized that I was going to survive past my treatment period and hit my 'new normal,' I began to think about what I could do to help other cancer survivors. I hope that some of the things [...]

3 Key Factors in Preventing Breast Cancer

By | 2017-05-31T07:54:17+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Cancer prevention|

3 Key Factors in Preventing Breast Cancer Almost 320,000 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in 2017 and 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. That's the bad news. The good news is that simple changes can prevent one third of these cancers: being active, not drinking alcohol, and [...]

Racing to end Prostate Cancer…

By | 2017-06-22T18:31:36+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Autocross and Road Rally Events|

Racing to end Prostate Cancer... I'm pretty excited. Today is my first SCCA ProSolo autocross event. It's a head-to-head time trial through a cone course with cars running parallel course. This is my cancer awareness MX-5 car going through tech inspection yesterday. This is almost the color of my branch (Armor) during my Army Career. [...]

Sleep Helps Prevent Cancer…

By | 2017-03-23T18:11:12+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Cancer prevention|

Sleep Helps Prevent Cancer... Studies in recent years have identified a relationship between lack of sleep and some of the top cancers in the United States: breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. Research also suggests that people with sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing any type of cancer. Photo courtesy of Providence.org [...]

Capt. Dennis Bohlayer – Prostate Cancer Hero

By | 2017-03-15T16:43:58+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Cancer Stories|

Capt. Dennis Bohlayer - Prostate Cancer Hero Karen and Johan Schwartz, with CJF Founder Robert Warren Hess There are more than 12 million cancer survivors living the in United States and that number is projected to grow significantly over the next decade. But there are cancer heroes among those 12 million people. Karen [...]

2017 SCOR Century Ride in Solvang, California

By | 2017-06-22T17:27:51+00:00 March 14th, 2017|cycling events|

The 2017 SCOR Century Ride in Solvang, California 3,000 cyclists made the annual pilgrimage to Solvang, California for the annual SCOR Solvang Century ride. This was my fourth year riding Solvang but my first year at the event representing the Cancer Journeys Foundation's prostate cancer awareness project. First, let me give you my thoughts about the [...]

Day 2 | 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium

By | 2017-06-22T18:20:54+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Cancer Survivorship|

2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium | Day 2 These are long days, but worth every minute. The conference begins at 7 am each morning and ends at 6:30 pm. And every day is a virtual firehose of valuable information from a group a talented and dedicated medical professionals working hard every day to improve the cancer [...]

An Evening for Cancer Survivors & Caregivers

By | 2017-01-26T22:34:26+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Cancer Survivorship|

2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium - a Cancer Survivor Evening I just finished an evening session with five very dedicated cancer professionals talking to a room full of cancer survivors and caregivers about the issues that are challenging us. I thought I would share some of my key takeaways in bullet form... Young cancer survivors often [...]