Meet the One Million Strong – Sandy Muschenheim from Minnesota

MEET SANDY Sandy Muschenheim St. Paul, Minnesota Sandy’s Story I was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer during my baseline screening colonoscopy in 2011. My first liver metastasis was removed one year later.  I have had additional liver metastases removed in 2013 and 2015. I…

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Featuring: Rev. Cooper's Spoken Word

OMS Contribution After caring for his sister who was battling stage III colon cancer, Rev. Roland Cooper was diagnosed with stage II CRC in 2013. During his surgery, complications arose which sent him into cardiac arrest twice. After being revived by his medical team and…

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Advocate Spotlight: Kristin Keesen

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: advocacy isn’t for the faint of heart! Persistence is a key theme for many of our advocates. Kristin Keesen, stage III survivor and Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) member’s efforts recently paid off after years of advocating….

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Meet the One Million Strong: Jo-Ann C. from Ontario,Canada

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET JO-ANN Jo-Ann Cluney, Survivor Pickering, Ontario, Canada JO-ANN’S STORY I was diagnosed with Stage IIIB Colorectal Cancer in November of 2011.  I had a…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Marcia M from West Virginia

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET MARCIA Marcia Mullins, Survivor Huntington, WV MARCIA’S STORY Despite Katie Couric’s warning, when I turned 50 I declined to have a colonoscopy, I didn’t…

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Chemo Delay After Surgery Reduces Survival Rates

A paper presented at the recent 2011 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium conference reported important evidence that, for colorectal cancer patients getting chemotherapy after surgery, the sooner the better. For people diagnosed with stage III colon cancer, stage II rectal cancer, or stage II colon cancer showing certain…

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Leading GI Cancer Researcher Updates Patients

Last night, Dr. Edith Mitchell of Thomas Jefferson University Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA, updated colorectal cancer patients on the latest research and treatment news in an online webinar. Dr. Mitchell highlighted the most important news for colon and rectal cancer patients to come…

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No Benefit Adding Cetuximab to Chemo for Stage III Colon Cancer

Adding Erbitux® (cetuximab) to standard chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer didn’t improve patient outcomes and added more side effects. All of the patients in the NO147 trial had cancer that had spread to their lymph nodes and had surgery before beginning chemotherapy. They had…

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