Ellen Pompeo aka Dr. Meredith Grey Promotes National Cancer Prevention Campaign

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Actress Ellen Pompeo, surgeon on the popular TV show “Grey’s Anatomy,” is launching a national cancer prevention campaign with American Cancer Society to encourage women of all ages to make their health a priority.

Ellen Pompeo, as a new mother and the daughter of a cancer survivor, recognizes how easily women place priority on everyone and everything else before themselves.  However, only they can improve their chances of stopping the illness.

“Cancer is something that touches everyone’s lives,” Pompeo told Reuters. “Women are busy taking care of other people. This is about choosing yourself.”

Cancer Statistics from American Cancer Society:

  • Cancer affects 1 in every 3 women in US
  • 90% said they don’t follow a healthy diet (2,000 women surveyed)
  • 85% do not get the minimum daily exercise of 30 minutes a day, five days a week
  • 76% do not always protect their skin from the sun

  • 50% of cancer cases can be prevented

“Women hold the keys to cancer prevention because they are the chief medical and chief operating officers of their individual households,” said Elizabeth Fontham, of the American Cancer Society. “But they really struggle to make their own health a priority.”

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(Reporting by Walden Siew; Editing by Patricia Reaney)

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