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 into his office, let my heart rate slow down and looked…  Read More

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 everyone on Monday. I’m going to (try) to not check my…  Read More

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. My Story At age 41, I was diagnosed with tubular villous…  Read More

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 and manage our social media was a bonus. The scholarship covered…  Read More

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 right now. However, after you have selected your doctors and determined…  Read More

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 were there from all types of cancer-related organizations.  During this event,…  Read More