Happy National Cancer Survivor’s Day

To all who’ve received that dreaded phone call or the unpleasant news of pathology reports. Who’ve handled the weight of bricks as anxiety floods the chest at the break of life-threatening news. Who’ve felt stomachs jump into throats, and then drop down into a pit. Who’ve faced the haunted question, “Am I going to die?” more…  Read More

Standards of Care for Cancer Survivors

We’re grateful for guest blogger Nina Miller from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. In this blog she’s provided insights for Fight CRC readers into how the medical community is recognizing the need to establish standards of care for cancer survivors. With a growing population of survivors, the need for healthcare providers to help survivors…  Read More

One Voice Matters A Whole Awful Lot

by Trish Lannon, survivor and advocate “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr. Seuss” This quote from Dr. Seuss is one I think of a lot when I am advocating for colorectal cancer. Well, if I am being honest, it’s a quote I started…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Cheryl A. from Maryland

Meet Cheryl Cheryl Alston, survivor White Plains, MD Cheryl’s Story In 2007, I turned 50 years old and my doctor suggested I have a colonoscopy. My doctor referred me, but I “lost” the referral and did not seek another. About two years later, in 2009, my doctor gave me another referral. I “lost” that one as well.…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Amanda H. From North Dakota

Meet Amanda Amanda Houston, survivor Fargo, North Dakota Amanda’s Story In August 2013, at the age of 34, I was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer. Shortly after, I was also diagnosed with Lynch syndrome. In November 2013, I received good news after having my three-month scans. But shortly after my celebration, I found out that my mother,…  Read More

Young Adult Colorectal Cancer

Is colorectal cancer in adults under age 50 (often called early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC)) becoming more common among young people, and are they being diagnosed at later stages? YES and YES This week is the annual Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week and in light of this, we wanted to highlight the “Under 50″ patients who are impacted…  Read More