Finding My Calling

Lauren Addy is from West Columbia, South Carolina. She became involved with colorectal cancer advocacy and awareness after her mother’s diagnosis of stage III colon cancer in May 2000. She has been a member of many committees and local advocacy groups for 15 years and…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Austin Stewart from Alabama

Meet Austin Austin Stewart, colorectal cancer survivor Hazel Green, Alabama Austin’s Story I am 35 years old, father of two, U.S. Army Veteran serving in OIF an OEF.  In May of 2015 I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer.  I noticed something off and decided to get checked out by…

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Thank You for NOT Being Pink

By Maria Williams, GAC Co-Chair Kicking Things Off “Thank you for NOT being pink!” This was the exclamation of a 38 year-old woman at a local car show in Vancouver, Washington. We stood in the Saturday morning sun where she shared this was the first…

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The Currently Incurable Scientist: An Introduction

Today we introduce you to stage IV colorectal cancer survivor and Ph.D. scientist Dr. Tom Marsilje and kick off his new blog series, “The Currently Incurable Scientist” on the Fight CRC blog! Through our partnership with The Colon Club, we met Tom and immediately became…

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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….

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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….

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Young Adult Colorectal Cancer

by Keavy McAbee 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…

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