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Medical Marijuana and Cancer

Cannabis: The stigma, the current state, and the importance of your health care team The use of cannabis continues to make headlines in the news – there’s no denying that it’s a controversial topic. Just this past week, research from Penn State College of Medicine…

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Latest in CRC Research from GIASCO 2019

GIASCO 2019 Every year, over 3,500 medical oncologists, researchers, physicians, and research advocates gather in San Francisco, California for the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (GIASCO) to discuss the latest research in GI cancers, including those of the colon and rectum. This year was no different. Fight…

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23andMe and CRC Risk

A few months ago my husband surprised me with a gift. It was a 23andMe DNA test. You’ve heard of Ancestry.com. Same idea, but along with exploring your family ancestry, 23andMe also allows you to explore your health and genetics. I wasn’t totally surprised, because…

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Comments to USPSTF On Screening

In early January 2019, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released their Draft Research Plan for Colorectal Cancer: Screening, March 2021. The goal of the proposed research is to help guide the USPSTF’s review of screening research and approaches in preparation to update screening…

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Why Cancer Is Personal to Us

Happy World Cancer Day! Today’s a day where we lock arms with fellow fighters around the globe and recognize our shared commitment to end this dreaded disease called cancer. Today, we thought about diving into what we’re doing on the Hill. We also thought about introducing you…

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Don’t Skip Your Dental Appointment

If You Are Caring for An Older Adult with Colorectal Cancer, Please Don’t Skip Your Dental Appointment At Fight CRC, we discuss caregiving often within our resources and also in our conversations with the community. We address the challenges, how to get support, how to…

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Fight CRC at GIASCO 2019

American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium (GIASCO) 2019: How you can stay up-to-date on the research from home It seems like just yesterday that the Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) team was preparing for the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancer…

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What to Expect When Rectal Surgery is Around the Corner

We took the time to break down some basics about rectal cancer surgery. Dr. Jonathan Mitchem of the University of Missouri provided some expert tips and advice to help you prepare for surgery and recovery. The Basics: Types of Rectal Cancer Surgery If you have…

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2018 Year in Review

2018: Fight CRC Patient Education and Research Year in Review This year brought exciting updates, new funding opportunities, additional resources, and exciting advocacy panels. We have no plans of slowing down in 2019! As the year comes to an end, we spent time reflecting on…

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What You Need to Know About Texas v. U.S.

We know you have been hearing a lot lately about the recent lawsuit involving the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There is a lot of information out there so we thought we’d break it down into the most important things you need to know. What is…

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