Meet the One Million Strong – Amy B. from California

Meet Amy Amy Jo Barnes, Survivor San Jose, California Amy’s Story I was diagnosed with colon cancer on September 30, 2011 at 57 years old during a routine wellness check.  I was blessed to have wonderful doctors, caring nurses, loving friends and wild co-workers who have all worked overtime to get me through this battle.  Having…  Read More

National Day of Pampering for Cancer Survivors

Ladies and gentlemen, if you are a cancer survivor, next Tuesday, June 4th 2013 could be your special day to get some free pampering to kick off June as National Cancer Survivors Month. Tuesday June 4th i is becoming known as Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day. On this one day, volunteers in beauty salons, barbershops and day…  Read More

Are Colorectal Cancer Survivors Less Content than Breast Cancer Survivors? If So, Why?

By Curt Pesmen on Nov. 2, 2012  Fight Colorectal Cancer warmly welcomes Curt Pesmen, founding editor of LIVESTRONG Quarterly magazine and author of The Colon Cancer Survivors’ Guide (Tatra Press), who also has written for Esquire, SELF and The New York Times. A long-time admirer of Kate Murphy, he has generously offered to help fill her shoes…  Read More

Sexual Issues for Cancer Survivors

With 12 million people in the U.S. living with and beyond cancer, health and psychosocial issues facing survivors are finally becoming active topics of research and discussion. The Oct. 20th Journal of Clinical Oncology  is a special “survivorship” issue featuring an array of special articles primarily focusing on the health issues such as bone health, symptoms…  Read More

National Cancer Survivor's Day — June 3

What a way to celebrate National Colorectal Cancer Survivor’s Day – a huge meeting of researchers, cancer research advocates, healthcare professionals who take care of people with cancer at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. Over 12 million people in the US have been diagnosed with cancer and are alive, over…  Read More

Giving Thanks for Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Today there are more than 1 million survivors of colon and rectal cancer in the United States, probably 600,000 to 700,000 with no sign of cancer. And we are grateful for their courage and persistence and for all the people that have made more cures and longer survival possible. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship defines …  Read More