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Meet Joanna Haydon from Missouri

Patient/Survivor St. Louis, Mo Joanna’s Story My name is Joanna Haydon.  A few words to describe me: 31, athletic, writer, attorney, cyclist, positive, proactive. On May 13, 2019, my life changed forever when three unexpected words were uttered to me: You have Cancer.   For…

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All Things Ostomy Q&A

Ostomy surgery can be life-saving and increase quality of life for individuals suffering from severe issues with bowel regulation. However, for some, the surgery can also affect life in a negative way.  Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN joined Fight CRC for a webinar where we talked…

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Top 5 Questions About Palliative Care

Palliative care is more than just a buzzword. Maybe you have heard about it in passing at your cancer center, or someone brought it up to you when discussing the care of their loved one. Regardless of where you heard the term, palliative care is…

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Colonoscopy prep: 8 expert tips for the night before

Colonoscopy prep is one of the most dreaded steps when it comes to colorectal cancer screening, but it’s not optional. You must clean out your colon so the doctor can get a good look at the inside! We’ve asked colorectal cancer survivors and caregivers who…

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Keto Diet and Colorectal Cancer

You may have seen foods labeled as “Keto-friendly” on your recent trip to the grocery store. Or maybe you flipped on the television and heard celebrities talking about how they follow a “keto diet.” So what is keto, anyway, and is it here to…stay? What…

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The Medicare Loophole Bill: Victories & Next Steps

The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act – also known as the “Medicare loophole” bill – is one of Fight CRC’s top legislative priorities. We’ve been working on it for a long time. We know many of you may be getting frustrated that we…

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Cancer? We’ve Got Mountains to Climb

Fight CRC Ambassador Marijana Kotlaja’s father was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in October 2018. Her father’s diagnosis quickly changed their family’s lives, habits, and perspectives. Marijana’s father had no family history and their family was unaware of the disease until it became their…

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Grant Reviews: Insights from an expert research advocate

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) research advocates are the most credible patient voice at the research table. Research advocates devote hours upon hours to online and in-person training to educate themselves on the entire colorectal cancer continuum, from prevention to survivorship. They are also passionate…

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Yin Cao shares research on a common risk factor for EAO CRC

Yin Cao, a cancer epidemiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, discusses her research investigating sedentary behavior, primarily time spent watching TV, as a risk factor for developing EAO CRC among 18,000 women in the Nurse’s Health Study II. Exercise can have protective…

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