For You, I Speak

by Rose Hausmann, stage IV survivor and advocate I’m a Voice for Those Who Can’t Be Here Not everyone can attend Call-on Congress. So, for them I speak. I was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer in 2005.  Last June and five recurrences later, chemo once again stopped fighting my tumor growth. Tumors are in my lungs,…  Read More

How Advocacy Helps Me Carry On The Memory

by Patti Hollenback, advocate  I am a CRC widow, but on December 27, I renewed my vows. It wasn’t the typical exchange sealed with a kiss between a husband and wife to love, honor and obey in sickness and in health. It was the renewal of the promise I made to my husband Harry on that…  Read More

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