By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Lima Ohio -
After two successful cancer studies, the American Cancer Society started their third Cancer Prevention Study at St. Rita's Medical Center Tuesday afternoon. The prevention study, commonly referred to as CPS-3, asks men and women ages 30 to 65, who have never been diagnosed with cancer, to complete a few small tasks.
Upon arriving, study participants fill out a health background study, get a waist measurement and donate blood. All of this information, along with follow-up surveys for the next 20 years, can be used to diagnose the cause of cancer, should a participant develop it.
Enrollment for the cancer prevention study will continue at St. Rita's Medical Center and Lima Memorial Health Systems throughout the month of August. For dates, times, and pre-registration, visit www.limacps3.org.