The “New Normal”

The “new normal” is a phrase often used by cancer survivors. Due to significant life changes, many survivors struggle to adjust back to their pre-cancer self. The differences may be slight to the outsider but could be enough to affect the survivor’s sense of self….

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Colorectal Cancer Research Advocate Academy in Indianapolis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Survivors, caregivers and family members who are part of Fight Colorectal Cancer’s (Fight CRC) Research Advocacy Training and Support (RATS) program will attend a research academy July 21-22 as part of their training program. Advocates will hear from advocacy and professional relations…

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Take a Hike: Hiking Tips for Cancer Patients

In preparing for our Longs Peak hike, we chatted with Dr. Catherine (Kathy) Jankowski, an exercise physiologist at the University of Colorado. Her research focus is on the maintenance and promotion of physical function during aging, cancer survivorship and chronic disease. She offered great tips for colorectal…

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Response to USPSTF Final Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations

Dear USPSTF Review Committee, Fight Colorectal Cancer, with our Medical Advisory Board, appreciates the opportunity to submit the following comments to USPSTF regarding the Final Recommendation Summary of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations. Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) is a leading national colorectal cancer advocacy…

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LGBTQ Cancer Resources

If you’re an LGBTQ colorectal cancer patient or survivor, Fight CRC’s resources are a great place to gain in-depth information about the disease and symptom management. The following organizations offer resources specific to LGBTQ cancer care and survivorship: CancerCare’s 15-week online support group: Registration ends…

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Foods That Made Headlines

This post is from the Top 10 list printed in the spring 2016 issue of Beyond Blue. Read below to get 3 bonus tips & references to the studies behind the information! To read Beyond Blue, go here. Written by Sharyn Worrall with medical review by…

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Spring 2016 Beyond Blue Magazine Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fight CRC’s bi-annual magazine, Beyond Blue, released in spring 2016 features survivor stories, colorectal cancer research updates, tips on nutrition and grief and opportunities for getting involved. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — June 7, 2016 — As the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) winds…

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Bringing a CRC patient voice to ASCO 2016

The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) takes place June 3-7 in Chicago and I’ll be there! More than 30,000 cancer researchers and patient advocates will be in attendance presenting results from current cancer research – all in one place! I…

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ASCO-2016: PRE CONFERENCE INSIGHTS

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting happens each June in Chicago. It is one of the premier meetings each year where oncologists, scientists and advocates gather to hear the latest clinical trial data in oncology, including focused sessions on GI cancers such…

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May: Mental Health Awareness Month

May is mental health awareness month. Mental illness is a common and serious problem, as 1 in 5 Americans have a diagnosable mental health illness, and 1 in 25 have mental health illnesses considered debilitating. Cancer survivors are amongst this group – however, with a…

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