Meet the One Million Strong – Jeanette J. from Idaho

Meet Jeanette Jeanette Johnson, survivor Boise, Idaho Jeanette’s Story I have Addison’s Disease and became very ill. After going to my doctor, I was officially diagnosed as having an  Addison’s crises; something I would never recover from. I had abdominal discomfort and diarrhea for a year. Like many, I was told it was irritable bowel syndrome…  Read More

NCCRT Annual Meeting 2014 – Getting to the Finish Line

Every year in mid-November we gather together for the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) annual meeting. Having our staff in one place is great, but having nearly 100 colorectal cancer organizations, medical professionals and advocates gathered together is truly remarkable. At NCCRT’s annual meeting, organizational leaders roll up their sleeves and make plans for the coming…  Read More

My Personal Connection to Colorectal Cancer: Keavy McAbee

Meet Our Team Keavy McAbee, Community Resource Manager  What brings you to Fight CRC? I have an interest in access to health care and resources for survivors and family members. What is your connection to Colorectal Cancer? I began working on a colorectal cancer project as a graduate student and found working with survivors, community members and…  Read More

What to Expect from the November 2014 Election

by Margaret Carvin, JD., Fight CRC Policy Strategist Regardless of which political party you may associate yourself with, the 2014 mid-term elections were exciting. For some, the Republican victories brought a sigh of relief. For others, the outcome brought a sigh of displeasure. No matter what post-election emotions you may be experiencing this week, one thing…  Read More

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