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 to detect hidden blood in the stool. The FIT is done…  Read More

Top 10 Tips For Eating and Celebrating During Colorectal Cancer Treatment

by Margaret Martin, RD MS LDN CDE Holidays often come with stress and expectations. Many celebrations revolve around food. Colorectal cancer and treatments can make enjoying holiday dinners a challenge. But don’t worry—there are some easy steps you can take to help make eating and celebrating during cancer treatment possible. Tell people how you feel. Let…  Read More

Call-on Congress: Finding Strength Through Advocacy

 by Liz Dennis In May 2006 at the age of 39, I was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer. My father, his brother and their mother all had colorectal cancer, and now me! Exploratory surgery was performed and it was determined I needed to have chemotherapy to shrink the tumor. I was also given a temporary ileostomy.…  Read More

My Personal Connection to Colorectal Cancer: Danielle Burgess

To honor November as Health History Month, we wanted to introduce you to some of the Fight CRC team & show their personal connection to the cause.  Meet: Danielle Burgess, Director of Communications What brings you to Fight CRC? I met the Fight CRC team when they came to Kansas City for the first One Million…  Read More

My Personal Connection to Colorectal Cancer: Emily White

To honor November as Health History Month, we wanted to introduce you to some of the Fight CRC team & show their personal connection to the cause.  Meet: Emily White, Advocacy Manager What brings you to Fight CRC? I have a strong interest in political communication and always thought I’d end up working on a political…  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