Meet the One Million Strong – Lauren Kehl from Illinois

Meet Lauren Lauren Kehl, stage IV colon cancer Calumet City, Illinois Lauren’s Story I never thought an upset stomach would turn out to be something so serious. That’s why I ignored my symptoms for an entire year. heck, what 31 year old thinks about cancer?  I wish I did….

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Happy Anniversary Medicare & Medicaid

Programs such as Medicare and Medicaid are an essential part of American society. But it wasn’t always that way. Fifty years ago today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) were established and through the course of time these programs have contributed to the health…

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Anesthesia, Colonoscopy and Co-Pays

There’s a new update on colonoscopy coverage! Guidance from Health and Human Services (HHS) indicates that issuers cannot impose cost-sharing for anesthesia services performed in connection with preventive colonoscopies. We’ll break it down a little bit… The Background Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA),…

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What's a FIT test?

Our end-of-year campaign with spokesman Andre Miller is raising funds to give away FIT tests next year. If you’re curious about this screening option, read more! What is FIT? A fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or sometimes called an iFOBT is used for colorectal cancer screening…

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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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Meet the One Million Strong – Karen R. from California

Meet Karen Karen Ross, survivor Pine Mountain Club, CA Karen’s Story I went in for a baseline colonoscopy five years late,  the procedure couldn’t be completed due to baseball-sized malignant mass.  The mass was removed and a colon resection was done 10 days later; this was a…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Joy Henderson

How do YOU define One Million Strong? Each of the one million colorectal cancer survivors is strong and can make a difference, but together we are one million strong and can multiply the difference we can make individually by more than a million. Where have you…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Stephanie B. from Tennessee

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET STEPHANIE Stephanie Bertels, Advocate/Family Johnson City, Tennessee STEPHANIE’S STORY On November 7, 2006, my mom was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.  On June…

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Fight Colorectal Cancer Thanks Bipartisan Leaders for Requesting a Fix from the White House on a Medicare Error Impacting Colorectal Cancer Screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Key congressional committee members send letter to White House pointing out contradictions in Medicare law, asking for the removal of a “counterproductive, inconsistent and unfair” policy involving cost-sharing for colonoscopy.  Alexandria, Va. – May 30, 2014 – Fight Colorectal Cancer is pleased…

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