Liz Dennis

Knowing your family history might save your life

Liz Dennis is a stage III rectal cancer survivor. She’s involved with Fight CRC as a Research Advocate in the RATS Program. Liz is also a long-time Call-on Congress attendee who inspired our Scholarship Fund. She has an interest in genetics, early age onset CRC,…

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The Under 50 Phenomenon

Guest blogger, Dr. Harvey Murff from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine discusses the increased incidence in colorectal cancer diagnosis in people under age 50. In individuals over the age of 50, the number of new colorectal cancer cases has decreased by 30% over the last…

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Genetics and Colorectal Cancer

by Michelle Springer, Certified Genetic Counselor Just in time for Thanksgiving, our friend Michelle Springer sets the stage about genetics, family history and inherited cancer so that if you learn that great aunt Sally had colorectal cancer, you’ll know what to do with that information. During…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Scott P. from Indiana

Meet Scott Scott Pollack, survivor Indianapolis, IN Scott’s Story In late 2007 I was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer. The year leading up to my diagnosis, I wasn’t feeling quite right and I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t know what. Being that I was…

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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…

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I'm the Mom and I Said Get Screened

by Kathy Dwyer-Keefe, (AKA Andi Dwyer’s mom) As the Fight Colorectal Cancer team begins to share who they are and their connection to the cause, Andi asked that I write about my history as her mom and the importance of family history and telling your story….

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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?…

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October 2014 Webinar – Family Genetics

Family Genetics Learning about health, family history and what information to collect is important! Join us as we prepare for November as Health History Month. The holidays provide an excellent opportunity for families to share health history. Join us to learn about colorectal cancer and…

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5 Steps from Unaware to Aware

by Shawna Snyder A few weeks ago I worked an awareness event at Craig Campbell’s concert in Kansas City that left me stunned in a way I didn’t think was possible. This event had over 3,000 people there, I’d say the majority of them were ages…

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