The Day My Oncologist Moved Offices

Last week I visited my oncologist for a routine follow-up appointment. Although I’m several years out from my last occurrence, my medical team wants to keep close tabs on me. I’m totally OK with that. I rushed to the appointment, running slightly past my normal “traditionally late.” I flew…

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14 Years Later – Today I Am Strong

by Danielle Burgess, two-time survivor & Fight CRC director of communications  Today, I’m taking the day off. I’m exhaling that we officially launched our 2015 One Million Strong campaign. I might just do a happy dance in my office. I’m putting my emails on pause, and planning to get back to…

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I'm the Mom and I Said Get Screened

by Kathy Dwyer-Keefe, (AKA Andi Dwyer’s mom) As the Fight Colorectal Cancer team begins to share who they are and their connection to the cause, Andi asked that I write about my history as her mom and the importance of family history and telling your story….

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Getting Social about Survivorship at Mayo

Last week I had the extreme privilege of walking around Mayo Clinic without my rear hanging out of one of those horrible hospital gowns. I received a scholarship to attend the Health Care Social Media Summit as a patient. The fact I work at Fight CRC…

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Demystifying Social Security Disability Benefits

Demystifying the Social Security Disability Benefits Process For Colorectal Cancer Patients by Chris M. Heffelbower, J.D. If you have recently been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, the last thing on your mind may be applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”). Your time and energy are precious…

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Camp Kesem: A Childhood Experience to Remember

by Belle Piazza, survivor and advocate Last year, Fight Colorectal Cancer sent me to Washington, D.C. to attend an event similar to Call-on Congress, which I’ve attended with the kids the past three years.  The event was called One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) and people…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Chris Heffelbower

Publicly Sharing My Battle, by Chris Heffelbower Being diagnosed with colon cancer is a lonely and isolating experience…until you find other awesome and fabulous survivors. My first reaction when I learned that I had colon cancer was: “a 37 year-old doesn’t get colon cancer.”  I…

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Cancer – Don't Think Too Hard About It

by Danielle Burgess, two-time colorectal cancer survivor and Fight CRC’s Communications Director I recently received surprising advice from a counselor. I explained that losing friends to colorectal cancer doesn’t only sadden me – it scares me. Especially as someone with Lynch Syndrome. I can go from…

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Future Planning for the Cancer Survivor

by Josh Wimberly, Ph.D., LGSW, MSW and rectal cancer survivor Hearing that you have cancer is life changing. There is absolutely no doubt. There exists a struggle to navigate this new piece of identity with which you have been anointed. Elephants Fighting to be Unnoticed in…

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