April 2013 Webinar: Living Life with an Ostomy

An ostomy is probably one of the biggest fears that patients have when they are first discussing surgery for colorectal cancer. But there is no reason why “ostomates” as they are called cannot live full and active lives. Our presentation material was from Molly Pierce RN, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Columbus Ohio NOTE: Due to…  Read More

February 2013 Webinar: The Latest in Colorectal Cancer Research

Each January, the best and brightest minds in colorectal cancer research meet at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Colon Cancer Alliance are partnering to bring you the big news in colorectal cancer from the 2013 symposium. Join us and CCA to learn more about these topics: – Can aspirin and other nonsteroidal…  Read More

January 2013 Webinar: Addressing the Financial Burden of Cancer

Join Fight Colorectal Cancer for a webinar that will detail what resources exist to help patients navigate the very expensive waters of cancer treatment. You will hear from a person who is on the front lines of the battle: Elaine Martinez, a case manager with the Colorectal CareLine at the Patient Advocate Foundation. Elaine serves as…  Read More

Nov 2012 Webinar: Talking Turkey about Lynch Syndrome

Brian Mansfield, a music critic for USA Today, didn’t know he had Lynch syndrome until he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer earlier this year at the age of 48. After his diagnosis, he began talking with his family about their health history, “then the family tree lit up like a Christmas tree.” Brian is chronicling his…  Read More

Oct 2012 Webinar: Will Rectal Cancer Treatment Affect My Sexuality?

Dr. Joel Tepper of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has information in this months webinar that can help you return to, or find your new, “normal” and start enjoying intimacy once again. It’s not something people are eager to bring up, but sexual dysfunction after treatment for rectal cancer is a common side…  Read More

Sept 2012 Webinar: Hospice and Palliative Care

Dr. Jim Meadows, Director of Hospice and Palliative Care at Tennessee Oncology, will discuss this months webinar topic. He will address questions like: How does a family and a health care team best work together to guide a patient through a terminal illness? How does everyone continue to support quality, patient-centered, end-of-life care? Hospice care and…  Read More