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Fight Colorectal Cancer launches podcast to offer insights and tips for supporting colorectal cancer patients

SPRINGFIELD, MO. (Oct. 17, 2015) — Sometimes, everything is not going to be “OK.” In the Oct. 2016 Taboo-ty podcast, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) addresses the struggle many patients feel to “put on a happy face” while fighting cancer. Jana Bolduan Lomax, PsyD, Director of Cancer Support Services at Saint Joseph Hospital in Colorado, is the interviewed guest of the show.

Jana Bolduan Lomax, PsyD

“It’s OK to feel bad; it’s OK to feel scared; and it’s OK to be mad - in fact, trying to cover up those emotions isn’t always a great idea,” said Boulduan Lomax.

The podcast explains how cancer never happens at a good time for any patient, caregiver or friend. There’s a range of feelings that may follow, and all of them are normal. It’s important to accept feelings as they come and work toward honest communication within relationships for strong psychosocial health.

About Taboo-ty

Colorectal cancer patients are often faced with circumstances related to their disease that aren’t often or openly discussed and considered taboo. The Fight CRC podcast educational series is aimed at putting a stop to “taboo-ty” topics and creating a safe place to listen and learn about the latest information from reliable sources in the field.

The Taboo-ty podcast series is available for FREE. Listeners may subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, SoundCloud or any other podcast feed service.

About Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer is a community of activists who find it unacceptable that colorectal cancer - a preventable disease - is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. In 2005, we were founded by survivors and family members who believed in making a difference. Since then we have grown to be a leading, national nonprofit known for our advocacy. Our team plays an important role in making medical information practical for survivors and their families and provides trusted resources that guide patients from diagnosis through survivorship. We unite the colorectal cancer community by empowering anyone impacted by this disease to share their story, advocate for better policies and get involved in the research process. We are one million strong and we won't stop fighting until there's a cure.