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Meet the One Million Strong – Tina G. from Colorado

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. He did an exam to look for hemorrhoids, but saw ‘no evidence’ of them so he referred me to a local surgeon. On December 1, I saw him. He reviewed everything, examined me and said, “We need to do a colonoscopy, how about tomorrow?” Well, that was the last thing I was expecting to hear, but the urgency of it did get my attention. I had to wait

High Carb Diets Newly Linked With Higher Colorectal Cancer Recurrence

By Curt Pesman Low-carb (and lower sugar) diets may soon look a lot better to colorectal cancer survivors. In a recent data-rich study of more than 1000 stage III colon cancer survivors, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute found that those who consistently ate a high-carbohydrate, sugar-laden diet appeared to have markedly higher recurrence rates of their disease than patients whose diets were more varied and contained less-sugar. The results were published in the Nov. 7 Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The main finding after surveying and following 1,011 patients during and 6 months after chemotherapy? That those who reported having the highest dietary levels of carbohydrate intake (and related

Real World Advice on Fighting Colorectal Cancer Recurrence

In last night’s monthly webinar, colorectal cancer patients were given access to a nutritionist who specializes in helping cancer patients. Kimberly Moore Petersen of the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation was the presenter for our March 2012 webinar, “Shape Your Plate to Fight Colorectal Cancer.” Extensive research has shown that diet and physical activity can significantly reduce your risk of tumor recurrence. Recently, the American Cancer Society issued new Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention. But what does that mean for patients making day to day lifestyle choices? Find out in this webinar.

New Opportunity for Patients Finishing Colon Cancer Treatment

Are you finished with surgery or chemotherapy for early stage colon cancer? Would you like a chance to see if a new experimental treatment can reduce your risk of A new polyp in your colon? Colon cancer spreading beyond your colon? A new colon cancer? Researchers at the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) would like to talk to you about a clinical trial exploring whether a statin drug can reduce the risk of new polyps, colon cancer recurrence, or a new primary colon cancer. In the P-5 clinical trial stage I and II colon cancer patients will be randomly assigned to take either rosuvastatin (Crestor®) or an

Colorectal Cancer Research Briefs: Patients want colonoscopy videos

Briefly Hormone replacement therapy reduces risk of colon cancer. Smoking before age 30 increases chances that colon cancer will recur. Low CEA levels improve both survival and disease-free survival for stage II colon cancer. Most patients want videos of their colonoscopies and are willing to pay for them.

Early Stage Patients Benefit from Regular Follow-Up

Patients with very early stage colon cancer benefit as much from regular followup testing after surgery as later stage patients do. While overall patients with stage I or IIA colon cancer (early stage) have a lower risk of cancer returning than patients with stage IIB or III (later stage), careful surveillance after surgery is as effective in finding and treating cancer in both groups. About one in three patients in both the early and late stage who had a recurrence detected during surveillance were able to have surgery with the goal of curing their cancer.