GI ASCO 2015 – Recap

By Keavy McAbee, patient resources Fight Colorectal Cancer’s team traveled to San Francisco Jan. 15-17 to attend the 2015 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (also known as GI ASCO), an annual event for medical professionals to share the latest research of gastrointestinal cancers – which include pancreas, small bowel, and hepatobiliary tract; colon and rectum; and esophagus and…  Read More

Lynch Syndrome- The Basics

by Dennis J. Ahnen MD, AGAF, FACG, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenteorlogy, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Director, Gastroenterology of the Rockies GI Genetics Clinic The purpose of this blog is to begin with the basics about Lynch Syndrome, what is it, how common is it, why is it important, when should we suspect it and what to do…  Read More

Why you should exercise in 2015

by Keavy McAbee, patient resources As many of us make our New Year’s resolutions, there’s an interesting finding that may motivate us to get up and get moving. Sorry Netflix, my binge watching days might be over… It is common knowledge that exercise and limiting time in front of the screen is beneficial, but new findings…  Read More

Twas the Night Before Christmas – Colorectal Cancer Prevention Version

  Twas the night before Christmas When all through the land Not a cancer was growing Not even a strand   The stockings all hung By the chimney with care With thoughts of happiness Knowing colon cancer would not be there   The people were nestled All safe in their beds While visions of good health Danced…  Read More

Your donated FIT tests saved lives!

Over the past two years, many donors have generously given a year-end financial gift to Fight Colorectal Cancer so that someone in need would receive a free FIT test. After two years of the campaign, we’re proud to share some of the (life-saving!) results. Distribution of the FIT Tests: We created a program and built relationships…  Read More

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