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 caregivers. Health care has grown increasingly costly, fragmented, and the focus…  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

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 a sense of control, and learn that there is always hope…  Read More

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 were there from all types of cancer-related organizations.  During this event,…  Read More

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 Curtis and his wife who had a friendship with Robin Williams and…  Read More

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 the house and senate sides of the Hill. The names on…  Read More