November is Family Health History Month. A family history of colorectal cancer can put one at a higher risk of the disease. Tracking and discussing a family's medical history is an important step in preventing colorectal cancer.

To support patients and their families, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has released several resources:


UNKNOWN: What to do when you're missing pieces of your family's health history
Listen to this podcast where Lisen Axell, MS, CGC from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center discusses what to do if a family history cannot be discussed. Oftentimes adoptions, estrangements or secret keeping can result in gaps in a family history. There are still ways to prevent one's risk of colorectal cancer even with missing information.


Genetic Testing and You
On this webinar Medical Advisory Board member Heather Hampel, MS, LGC from Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center explains the multiple subtypes of hereditary colorectal cancer. She also explains the types of genetic tests that may be useful to families and how to read and understand the test results. Review the webinar archive.

All resources are provided for free as part of Fight Colorectal Cancer's patient resources program. The webinar was made possible thanks to a sponsorship from Genentech.

With Thanksgiving in just a few weeks and a rapidly approaching holiday season, Fight CRC encourages all to use the resources and be prepared to discuss this important topic with family members and loved ones.

For more information, visit the Resource Library.