Understanding the process of clinical trials

Have you encountered a crossroad when it comes to treatment? Are current therapy routes not working, or working as well as you and your doctors hoped? If you’ve encountered this deadlock, you may want to consider participating in a clinical trial. What are clinical trials?…

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2015 BLUE STAR STATES CAMPAIGN: BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

MARCH AS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH As you may know, March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know that each year we work hard to get and keep awareness months recognized? We do this by getting proclamations and public support. Blue Star States is…

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Empowerment Through Advocacy: Jerina Ordono

by Jerina Ordono  LIVING WITH PURPOSE Cancer and my husband taught me how to live and live with a sense of purpose and passion, which brings us to present day and my involvement with Fight Colorectal Cancer. I didn’t go through this life-changing experience of…

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Cook-off For a Cause

After losing her husband, Steve, in 2010 to colorectal cancer, Suzan Mayberry wanted to do something in his honor that combined his passion for family, friends and a good BBQ, all while supporting the fight against colorectal cancer. Suzan formed the Mayberry Memorial Cook-offs and…

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Depression and Cancer: More than a Side Effect?

This post was written by Curtis Pesmen, survivor and author of My Cancer Year. With the heightened awareness of depression this week, we hope colorectal cancer patients facing depression read this to understand the psycho-social impact of cancer and seek help if needed. On a personal note, our condolences to…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Sarah H. from Ontario

MEET SARAH Sarah Howe, survivor St. Catharines, Ontario SARAH’S STORY On March 28, 2014 I began experiencing intense stomach pain that I brushed off as “normal” because I had just given birth to my third child two days prior.When the pain persisted, and was still…

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Fight CRC Patient Resource Group – Launch

FINDING RESOURCES Colorectal cancer resources shouldn’t be hard to find. Fight Colorectal Cancer knows that many patients, caregivers and survivors find themselves asking the same questions:  Where can I find reliable and trusted information about my diagnosis and treatment plan?  How do I stay up-to-date…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Ruth R. from North Carolina

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET RUTH Ruth Roberts , Survivor Thomasville. NC RUTH’S STORY On December 2, I had a colonoscopy, then on December 12, I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer….

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First-Line Treatment Approved for Stage IV Colorectal Cancer

There is new first-line treatment (standard of care to start treatment) giving as many as 60% of the stage IV colorectal cancer patients more options for treatment. Previously, most stage IV patients undergoing chemotherapy would be recommended to go on FOLFOX and bevacizumab (Avastin). Patients…

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