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Cherokee County's "Relay for Life" helps fight cancer

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POSTED: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:28am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:32am

Part of an American Cancer Society Prevention study.

A cancer treatment breakthrough could come from East Texas.

Cherokee County's "Relay for Life" was selected to be part of an American Cancer Society Prevention study.

The study is trying to find a way to prevent cancer, by researching participants with no history of cancer.

Relay Chairwoman Katrina Webb tells us how it works:

"You will register, fill out a short questionnaire and you will have your waist measured. Then, you'll have a small amount of blood drawn. From there, you're signed up and they will e-mail you a form each year that will take you no more than thirty minutes to keep up on your progress and your overall health."

For more information on Relay For Life, click here.

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