Twas the Night Before Christmas – Colorectal Cancer Prevention Version

  Twas the night before Christmas When all through the land Not a cancer was growing Not even a strand   The stockings all hung By the chimney with care With thoughts of happiness Knowing colon cancer would not be there   The people were nestled All safe in their beds While visions of good health Danced…  Read More

Your donated FIT tests saved lives!

Over the past two years, many donors have generously given a year-end financial gift to Fight Colorectal Cancer so that someone in need would receive a free FIT test. After two years of the campaign, we’re proud to share some of the (life-saving!) results. Distribution of the FIT Tests: We created a program and built relationships…  Read More

Rise of CRC in Young Adults in 2020 and 2030 Predicted

by Andi Dwyer, director of health promotion  This week the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery released results of a study: Increasing Disparities in the Age-Related Incidences of Colon and Rectal Cancers in the United States, 1975-2010. According to JAMA Surgery, the study indicates there may be an increase in colorectal cancer diagnosis among people younger than…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Amy B. from California

Meet Amy Amy Jo Barnes, Survivor San Jose, California Amy’s Story I was diagnosed with colon cancer on September 30, 2011 at 57 years old during a routine wellness check.  I was blessed to have wonderful doctors, caring nurses, loving friends and wild co-workers who have all worked overtime to get me through this battle.  Having…  Read More

Medicare Now Covers Stool DNA Screening Test Cologuard

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Cologuard is now covered for Medicare patients based on a CMS National Coverage Decision. This is exciting news as most people who are already enrolled in Medicare will not face co-pays or co-insurance if they obtain a Cologuard kit. It is important to note…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Joy Henderson

How do YOU define One Million Strong? Each of the one million colorectal cancer survivors is strong and can make a difference, but together we are one million strong and can multiply the difference we can make individually by more than a million. Where have you drawn strength? I have drawn strength from several different sources.  First and…  Read More