January 2014 Webinar – Genetic Syndromes of CRC

In our October webinar we spent time reviewing family history and importance.  In this webinar, we discussed genetic and familial syndromes that are specific to colorectal cancer.   Additionally, we talked about what you might look for in your family history and discussed implications for prevention and management of the colorectal cancer syndromes based on this information! Check out…  Read More

Lynch Syndrome- The Basics

by Dennis J. Ahnen MD, AGAF, FACG, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenteorlogy, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Director, Gastroenterology of the Rockies GI Genetics Clinic The purpose of this blog is to begin with the basics about Lynch Syndrome, what is it, how common is it, why is it important, when should we suspect it and what to do…  Read More

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 cancer diagnosis, and what this means for you and your family.…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Natia Porter from New York

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET NATIA Natia Porter, Family New York, NY NATIA’S STORY Lynch syndrome, often called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer, runs in the genes from my mother’s side. It predisposes us to up to eight different types of…  Read More

Genetic Counselor Joins Medical Advisory Board

Long before Angelina Jolie gripped the American public’s attention by announcing her double mastectomy due to a genetic mutation, Fight Colorectal Cancer had been educating patients about family histories, plus supporting and reporting research advances in genetics—especially Lynch syndrome. One of our most reliable sources for patient information and webinars  has been Heather Hampel, MS, CGC, a genetic…  Read More

Two Advances in Understanding, Treating Painful Chemo Neuropathy

Recent studies show some promise in understanding chemo-caused neuropathy, and perhaps in using a common medicine to ease the worst symptoms in some people. Study shows neuropathy relief for some using antidepressant  A well-designed clinical study has provided the first evidence that the antidepressant Cymbalta® (duloxetine) can provide some patients with significant relief from peripheral neuropathy…  Read More