Rise of CRC in Young Adults in 2020 and 2030 Predicted

by Andi Dwyer, director of health promotion  This week the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery released results of a study: Increasing Disparities in the Age-Related Incidences of Colon and Rectal Cancers in the United States, 1975-2010. According to JAMA Surgery, the study indicates there may be an increase in colorectal cancer diagnosis among people younger than…  Read More

Webinar Wrap-Up: Know Your Risk – Family History

This blog post is a follow-up to our webinar on Family Genetics. Review the webinar video & slides for more information and insights on this important topic!  Did you know that certain medical conditions in your family can increase your own risk for colorectal cancer? People with an immediate family member (father, mother, sister, brother, or…  Read More

October 2014 Webinar – Family Genetics

Family Genetics Learning about health, family history and what information to collect is important! Join us as we prepare for November as Health History Month. The holidays provide an excellent opportunity for families to share health history. Join us to learn about colorectal cancer and cancer diagnosis, and what this means for you and your family.…  Read More

Understanding the process of clinical trials

Have you encountered a crossroad when it comes to treatment? Are current therapy routes not working, or working as well as you and your doctors hoped? If you’ve encountered this deadlock, you may want to consider participating in a clinical trial. What are clinical trials? Clinical trials are designed to test new avenues in treatment, sometimes…  Read More

Medicare Now Covers Stool DNA Screening Test Cologuard

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Cologuard is now covered for Medicare patients based on a CMS National Coverage Decision. This is exciting news as most people who are already enrolled in Medicare will not face co-pays or co-insurance if they obtain a Cologuard kit. It is important to note…  Read More

FINANCIAL TOXICITY IS A SIDE EFFECT

THE COST OF CANCER TREATMENT Although the high cost of cancer treatment has been a growing issue in the United States for a number of years, it has recently been focused on in the mainstream media. On October 5, 2014 CBS News 60 Minutes aired an episode featuring correspondent Lesley Stahl interviewing several prominent cancer doctors…  Read More