Lynch Syndrome- The Basics

by Dennis J. Ahnen MD, AGAF, FACG, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenteorlogy, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Director, Gastroenterology of the Rockies GI Genetics Clinic The purpose of this blog is to begin with the basics about Lynch Syndrome, what is it, how common is it, why is…

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Teen Advocate: Libby Schrack's Story

Call-on Congress is an annual event where colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones from all over the U.S. unite to make their voices heard through an advocacy day on the Hill! We host this three-day event each March in the Washington, D.C. area….

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Your donated FIT tests saved lives!

Over the past two years, many donors have generously given a year-end financial gift to Fight Colorectal Cancer so that someone in need would receive a free FIT test. After two years of the campaign, we’re proud to share some of the (life-saving!) results. Distribution…

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Colorectal Cancer Gains Funding in New Appropriations Bill

Advocates, Your hard work in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 really paid off!!! Last week, the House and the Senate completed action on the FY2015 spending bill and officially adjourned the 113th Congress. The bill will keep the federal government running until spring, and the president…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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