The American Cancer Society is looking to enroll 300 people from the Bowling Green area in a study. People between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are eligible to enroll.
"You fill out an initial survey when you sign up to be part of the lifestyle survey and then you get a survey every year," says Angie Geron, Community Representative for the American Cancer Society. "It asks you about your daily habits like how long you sit and stand, how much you weigh, how many hours a night you sleep, all those things we take for granted that we don't think influence our life."
American Cancer Society prevention studies began in the 1950s and have led to discoveries such as the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, and the role obesity plays in the risk of several cancers.
"It's a way we can fight back for our loved ones that have been diagnosed," states Geron. "It's a way we can do something to impact the future as far as cancer research is concerned."
Enrollment for this latest study begins November 20. You can learn more information by clicking here.