August eGuide

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August eGuide: Your Monthly Resources and Research News

We’re excited about what we’ve planned for August, so keep reading to see what’s in store. If you were away or busy in July, and you missed our webinar, Instagram Lives, podcast, and blog posts, we’ve included links below to catch you up!

Stay cool and enjoy the rest of summer!

SAVE THESE DATES!

  • August 6-7, 2022: Climb for a Cure is happening! For many, colorectal cancer is the biggest mountain they will ever face. Climb for a Cure is an opportunity to heal and fight alongside a community of champions. Although registration is closed for location-specific climbs, you can still register on-site for the Olathe, KS, Climb or Create Your Own Climb!
  • Podcast: The next episode of the Taboo-ty Podcast drops this month! Join Melissa as she sits down with Kentisha Mazeke to discuss Kentisha’s mother's diagnosis and the important topic that nobody wants to talk about: end of life. Kentisha shares some of the ways her mother continued to take care of her, even beyond her final days
  • August 23, 2022: Join us on Instagram Live as one of our Ambassadors, Paula Chambers Raney, hosts a discussion with the National LGBTQ Cancer Network's Executive Director, Scout, about to learn more about the launch of their recent colorectal cancer campaign and other resources that they offer
  • August 25, 2022, from 1pm-2pm ESTJoin us for a webinar as we discuss surgery options for both primary and metastatic disease; different types of surgery, such as open or minimally invasive; how to prepare for surgery as a patient; and what to expect during and post surgery. There will be time at the end of the webinar to ask our surgery experts any questions you may have.  Learn more and register here!

Your Guide in the Fight Resource Meetups

Fight CRC’s Resource Meetups are free online gatherings for people affected by colorectal cancer seeking access to resources and peer-to-peer support.

Whether you have just been diagnosed, are receiving treatment, or are supporting someone who is facing CRC, these twice-per-month meetups are a safe and reliable place to talk to people who have similar experiences to yours, while learning about resources available to you from Fight CRC and partners alike. A meetup does not take the place of a doctor or healthcare team, but is a great place to start when searching for more resources! 

Join us for one or both meetups this month! 

In Case You Missed It

Webinars

  • ASCO Follow-Up: If you missed hearing Dr. Timothy Cannon from Inova Health unpack colorectal cancer research from the 2022 ASCO Annual Conference, you can find it here

Instagram (IG) Live Recordings

  • You can check out all of our previously recorded IG Live videos here!

Blogs from July

Tabooty Podcast

  • In our most recent episode on the Taboo-ty PodcastFinancial Toxicity, we met up with one of our Ambassadors, Paula Chambers Raney. Paula shared her story and spoke to us about how living in a state that didn’t recognize her marriage impeded her access to insurance. You can find this episode and all of our podcast episodes with our Ambassadors (and more) on your favorite podcast app or on our website here!

Research Updates and Resources

Clinical Trials Blog: Prevention and Treatment of Side Effects outlines currently enrolling clinical trials specific to side effects of treatment, such as skin rash, hand-and-foot skin reaction syndrome, and peripheral neuropathy.

Patients can search for an oncologist, radiologist, surgeon, or gastroenterologist with our Provider Finder. For patients seeking second opinions, this tool gives options that align within the travel areas you select. The Trial Finder helps patients with late-stage "MSS" colorectal cancer obtain a potential list of clinical trials to discuss with their medical teams.

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