Dealing With the Cost of Colorectal Cancer

We’re grateful for guest blogger Kelly Alvord from the Patient Advocate Foundation. In this blog she’s helped explain struggles patients may face with the cost of cancer care and suggestions on how to organize, lower costs and get help with the financial burdens that come…

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Free Us From Disease And Wave Your Flag

When I get older I will be stronger They’ll call me freedom just like a wavin’ flag So wave your flag, now wave your flag Now wave your flag – Lyrics from “Wavin’ Flag” by K’Naan Today is Flag Day – the celebration of the symbol…

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The Basics of Palliative Care

by Stacy Fischer, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado of Medicine Most of us will experience a time living with an advanced serious illness. For persons with cancer, this time can lead to an incredible emotional and financial strain for themselves and their…

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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?…

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September 2014 Webinar – Coping with Cancer

Coping after cancer – what does this mean and how can coping help you? Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with colorectal cancer or are managing side effects after treatment, you have been impacted greatly and life has likely changed. Coping strategies can help you regain…

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Camp Kesem: A Childhood Experience to Remember

by Belle Piazza, survivor and advocate Last year, Fight Colorectal Cancer sent me to Washington, D.C. to attend an event similar to Call-on Congress, which I’ve attended with the kids the past three years.  The event was called One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) and people…

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Depression and Cancer: More than a Side Effect?

This post was written by Curtis Pesmen, survivor and author of My Cancer Year. With the heightened awareness of depression this week, we hope colorectal cancer patients facing depression read this to understand the psycho-social impact of cancer and seek help if needed. On a personal note, our condolences to…

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One Voice Against Cancer: Maria's Perspective

by Maria Williams, advocate I look over my list of meetings on my schedule for the day with OVAC, One Voice Against Cancer, while listening to our morning “pep” talk.  My meetings are set at just the right intervals, no running back and forth between…

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Cancer – Don't Think Too Hard About It

by Danielle Burgess, two-time colorectal cancer survivor and Fight CRC’s Communications Director I recently received surprising advice from a counselor. I explained that losing friends to colorectal cancer doesn’t only sadden me – it scares me. Especially as someone with Lynch Syndrome. I can go from…

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Survivorship Researcher's Response to WSJ Article on Cancer Care

by Andrea (Andi) Dwyer, The Colorado School of Public Health and University of Colorado Cancer Center Response to the Wall Street Journal article:  The Next Front in Cancer Care Cancer survivorship topics are featured in the Wall Street Journal? How exciting! As noted in the article by…

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