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Meet the One Million Strong – Patricia Christman from Arizona

Meet the One Million Strong – Patricia Christman from Arizona

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET PATRICIA Patricia Christman, Survivor From Glendale, AZ PATRICIA’S STORY In April 2012 I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer.  I had surgery on May 7th, 2012 and found that it was in my lymph nodes so I started my journey with chemo and radiation eight weeks later.  I have wonderful doctors and the treatment teams were loving and caring…a real family.  I am also blessed with the most wonderful family who were with me every step of the way.  I am very happy to say my last PET Scan has

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Meet the One Million Strong – Lindsey Motley from South Carolina

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET LINDSEY Lindsey Motley, Survivor Greenville, SC LINDSEY’S STORY In April 2013, I was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer at 26 years old, while also 17 weeks pregnant with our first child, a girl! I was having bleeding issues from constipation due to prenatal vitamins and pregnancy, which were investigated by colonoscopy. I had a colon resection one week after my diagnosis. I began chemotherapy bi weekly (FOLFOX and 5FU) at 24 weeks pregnant, and completed 12 rounds. Our daughter, Lilla, was born at 37 weeks between rounds 7

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BREAKING NEWS: President Issues Proclamation Recognizing March 2014 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

  Today, the White House issued a signed proclamation by President Barack Obama recognizing March 2014 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Read the Official Press Release from the White House In December 2013, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) authored and sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting he issue a presidential proclamation designating March 2014 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. One-hundred and forty-six members of Congress signed onto the letter in support of Rep. Payne, Jr.’s efforts to raise awareness about colorectal cancer. It has been over a decade since colorectal cancer has had a presidential proclamation. We thank Congressman Payne for his unwavering leadership and support

Weather Message from Fight Colorectal Cancer – March 3 Event

UPDATE – AS OF MAR. 3 — 6:00AM We celebrate that the weather report has changed and the forecast is looking much milder than originally expected! All activities are ON as planned today! Can’t wait to see everyone! If you’re joining us in NYC, make sure to be on time for each event. We have a packed day ahead of us!   UPDATE – AS OF FEB. 28 — 11:30AM The weather is looking cold (25 degrees) in New York City with likely flurries on Monday. Thank goodness we are inside at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall! Grand Central Terminal historically stays open. The decision to continue, delay or cancel

WE STILL DO – LEANA AND STEVEN

Leana & Steven have lived through “in sickness and in health.” Read their story and why they are doing a “virtual” vow renewal leading up to our One Million Strong kickoff in NYC! FROM LEANA: I met my husband, Steven, when I was in Junior High School. A mutual friend introduced us. Before you knew it we were “going together.” Who would of ever thought that we would get married when I was 18. That was 32 years ago this March. I like to say we have had time to “mold” each other into the person we wanted. Well there was no molding for the life changing diagnosis of colon

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Meet the One Million Strong – Edith B. from Connecticut

MEET EDITH Edith Bruce, Survivor From Meriden, CT EDITH’S STORY I am a 38-year-old hispanic female with a family history of colon cancer.  In May 2013, I was diagnosed with colon cancer.  In the weeks that followed I went through extensive tests and finally had surgery to remove it.  It was stage I cancer. I am very fortunate to be alive and cancer free.  My surgeon told me that I wouldn’t have made it past 40 years old.  My husband was amazing through this all. My boys ages 4 & 10 are my everything–can’t imagine them without their  mommy. EDITH’S ADVICE Take one day at a time.  Think positive every

Meet the One Million Strong – Deborah Anders from Texas

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET DEBORAH Deborah Anders, Survivor From Austin, TX DEBORAH’S STORY I am a stage IV colorectal cancer survivor going on 6 years this May. I have been through fours kinds of chemotherapy and  seven surgeries.  I lost my dad 31 years ago and  my mother four months before me to lung and brain cancer. I have four grown kids that need to learn more about colorectal cancer and being tested. DEBORAH’S ADVICE Surround yourself with positive, loving support groups and educate yourself. This is not an old persons disease. WHAT

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Meet the One Million Strong – Gordon C. from North Carolina

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET GORDON Gordon Cole, Survivor Greensboro, NC GORDON’S STORY Following his diagnosis of stage IV colorectal cancer in August 2003, Gordon has received radiation treatment, almost constant chemotherapy, a colon resection, two liver resections, RFA, a clinical trial (at Duke), two lung resections, and continuing maintenance chemo, along with a prostate cancer diagnosis in late ’06. He has participated in a clinical trial, and is still in treatment following a recurrence and side effects from radiation damage requiring surgeries, using his research knowledge to monitor his own treatment. He has

February 2014 Webinar -RESEARCH & TREATMENT NEWS: Highlights from the 2014 GI Cancer Symposium

Each January, the brightest minds in colorectal cancer research meet at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium. Fight Colorectal Cancer and The Colon Cancer Alliance are partnering to bring you the big news in colorectal cancer from the symposium. Dr. Allyson Ocean will be presenting your options for treatment and know that you are not alone in your diagnosis. The material with the combined audio will be available at CCA’s website. To hear the presentation, listen to what Dr. Ocean said on our audio library.

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Meet the One Million Strong – Brian Greenlaw from Rhode Island

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET BRIAN Brian Greenlaw, Survivor Warwick RI BRIAN’S STORY I was diagnosed April 1, 2013 at age 43 with stage IV colorectal cancer which spread to both sides of my liver. I have had 14 rounds of chemo, 30 radiation treatments and two liver resection surgeries. I am now cancer free currently and feeling well!! My advice is believe in God, your medical team, and always be positive. Live your life as you did prior to your diagnosis, get back to your routine, work, exercise etc… Also have a spiritual

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