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Future Planning for the Cancer Survivor

Future Planning for the Cancer Survivor

by Josh Wimberly, Ph.D., LGSW, MSW and rectal cancer survivor Hearing that you have cancer is life changing. There is absolutely no doubt. There exists a struggle to navigate this new piece of identity with which you have been anointed. Elephants Fighting to be Unnoticed in the Room Some of us hide the anxiety better than others brought by all the new hats we have to wear. Even though there are many elephants fighting to be unnoticed in the room, the largest is probably mortality itself. Whether we become the projection of life’s limits to our friends and family, or we are working through our own epiphanies about our vulnerability and

Fight Colorectal Cancer, National Cancer Institute recruit colon cancer survivors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 2, 2013 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Fight Colorectal Cancer is working with The National Cancer Institute (NCI) to recruit participants for a new study testing informed consent documentation. Study participants will evaluate an informed consent document (ICD) that explains a clinical trial and determine its clarity and ease of use. Participants will be paid $40 for their time. The study is looking for 50 MALE SURVIVORS to participate before Aug. 31, 2013. Study results will help NCI finalize a new informed consent document for future patients considering a clinical trial. NCI chose to work with Fight Colorectal Cancer because the ICD is written for a colon cancer clinical trial. Those

Fight CRC Hits NYC — Summertime Planning Updates

One Million Strong is a MOVEMENT uniting those impacted by colorectal cancer. And last week – Fight Colorectal Cancer was on the MOVE. Check out what was happening amongst some of our team members as they hit New York City! Planning One Million Strong: NYC 2014 Anjee Davis, VP of Programs, and Emily White, Program Coordinator, got the wheels in motion for next year’s One Million Strong event in New York City. They met with event planning specialists at Studio PR to get the creative juices flowing. We’re excited to make next year’s event even bigger and better! Stay tuned for details on how to volunteer and get involved in

Stage II and Stage III Post-Treatment Survivors Needed! No Medicine! Not a Clinical Trial!

Did you have stage II or stage III colon cancer after June 2003?  Is your treatment complete? Do you want to help test research documents? Do you want to earn an easy $40 for your time? Fight Colorectal Cancer is helping the National Cancer Institute (NCI) find patients to test their new Informed Consent Document (ICD).  ICDs are supposed to explain a research study to patients; however, in the last 20 years, ICDs have turned into long, legal documents that make it difficult for patients to understand. A couple years ago, NCI revised the ICD form with the help of researchers and patients. Now, it’s time to test it out!

Cancer Survivors: Population Explosion Coming

  You think we’ve made a lot of noise during this Colorectal Cancer Awareness month? We’re only going to get louder. On Monday morning, Fight Colorectal Cancer survivors and advocates will ring the opening bell on NASDAQ—representing 1.2 million colorectal cancer survivors in the U.S. who are only going to get louder as our numbers grow. Good news or bad news? Both, really. As Boomers age, more Americans will get cancer—and with better treatment and earlier diagnosis, there will be more cancer survivors. In just 10 years, the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. will increase by nearly a third—to almost 18 million survivors of all types of cancer

Survivor Focus Group: We’re Listening

During the coming weeks Fight Colorectal Cancer is sponsoring two very unique small group discussions that will include colorectal cancer survivors. The intent is to bring together survivors for an in-depth discussion to find out your opinions and to learn from your experinces from diagnosis to the present. Colorectal Cancer Survivor Discussion- Charleston, SC Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM (EST) Colorectal Cancer Survivor Discussion- Alexandria, VA Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) These are informal and confidential discussions to help us learn how we can improve our educational programs for patients, caregivers and families. We would like the opportunity to

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