May: Mental Health Awareness Month

May is mental health awareness month. Mental illness is a common and serious problem, as 1 in 5 Americans have a diagnosable mental health illness, and 1 in 25 have mental health illnesses considered debilitating. Cancer survivors are amongst this group – however, with a…

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Mindfulness – What Does it Mean?

A few years ago, I joined a weekly meditation class to learn various ways to calm my anxiety. The experience was great, it was also challenging. Some types of meditation were relaxing, while others put me to sleep. Some involved movement and others were too “new-agey”…

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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 – Tina G. from Colorado

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  Meet Tina: Tina Graber, Survivor From Sterling, CO Tina’s Story: Getting the News I saw my family doctor about the bleeding on November 14, 2011….

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Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: July 31

Get help managing the financial costs of your cancer care from an ASCO booklet or figure out how to deal with the Medicare prescription doughnut hole using an AARP online calculator. In research, Lynch syndrome women have excellent survival after ovarian cancer, older patients have…

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Depression Can Hasten Cancer Death

Depressed patients with advanced cancer die sooner than those who are not depressed.  The more serious the depression, the more likely they are to die prematurely. Researchers in the United Kingdom screened cancer patients for depression using tests that were originally designed to diagnose depression…

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