What’s a FIT test?

Our end-of-year campaign with spokesman Andre Miller is raising funds to give away FIT tests next year. If you’re curious about this screening option, read more! What is FIT? A fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or sometimes called an iFOBT is used for colorectal cancer screening to detect hidden blood in the stool. The FIT is done…  Read More

Five colorectal cancer experts join Medical Advisory Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New clinicians, researchers get involved at Fight Colorectal Cancer to provide advice on medical, clinical and research aspects of colorectal cancer. Alexandria, Va. – December 15, 2014 – The Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) Medical Advisory Board gained five experts in colorectal cancer. The following doctors joined the multi-disciplinary board to provide advice…  Read More

Top 10 Tips For Eating and Celebrating During Colorectal Cancer Treatment

by Margaret Martin, RD MS LDN CDE Holidays often come with stress and expectations. Many celebrations revolve around food. Colorectal cancer and treatments can make enjoying holiday dinners a challenge. But don’t worry—there are some easy steps you can take to help make eating and celebrating during cancer treatment possible. Tell people how you feel. Let…  Read More

December 2014 Webinar – Nutrition & Bowel Obstructions

Nutrition is an important part of any cancer treatment plan, especially for those individuals who are undergoing colorectal cancer treatment and have had surgery to remove part of the colon. Another important consideration for patients who have had surgery to remove part of the colon is avoiding a bowel obstruction. Knowing which foods you should and…  Read More

RECAP: RATS training in Kansas City

A few weeks ago we teamed up with cancer researcher Dr. Dan Dixon and his colleagues at KU Cancer Center for an action-packed, two-day training with our research advocates who are part of our Research Advocacy Training and Support (RATS) program. For two days, our RATS put on the “official” white coats and got their feet wet…  Read More

November Webinar Follow-up: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Dr. Lisa Corbin’s presentation on integrative medicine offered real solutions to patients looking to explore complementary treatments as part of their cancer treatment plans. Dr. Corbin shared which treatments are safe and can offer help with managing side effects and symptoms. She also shared about treatments that are harmful and/or aren’t shown to work. See below…  Read More