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Meet the GAC – Lauren Addy

I will never forget the day that changed my life forever. May 19, 2000 started off as a day like any other. As I went off to school I exchanged the typical “I love you” and “See you later” with my parents. I was a…

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Cancer, Pneumonia and Flu, and You

With fall just around the corner, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expects flu season to begin ramping up within the next few months. According to the CDC, the flu season often times begins increasing around October with peak flu season occurring notoriously between December…

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Together WE Walked

This is a guest blog written by Chad Schrack, a Fight CRC Advocate. When I asked my boss at FedEx Freight Youngstown, John Murphy, if I could have four months off of work when I turned 50 to walk across the country. He just laughed…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Mia Batista from Oklahoma

MEET MIA /CONOZCA A MIA Patient/Survivor Paciente/Sobreviviente Oklahoma City, Oklahoma MIA’S STORY/LA HISTORIA DE MIA As told by Mia’s mother, Brenda / Contada for la mamá de Mia, Brenda Mia is 11 years old and had always been a very active child. She never had…

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Loss of the “Old Normal”

Accepting the changes in your life after a colon or rectal cancer diagnosis can be difficult. Many people who are able to process losses and adjust to a “new normal” report high levels of life satisfaction, good quality of life and overall happiness. There are…

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The Ambassador Experience

This is a guest blog written by Kathleen Overy, a 2018 Fight CRC Ambassador. My husband Jay had finally scheduled his first routine colonoscopy. On the way to the appointment we were laughing and joking about how hungry we were and deciding where we would…

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Fight CRC Joins Groups to Call on Lowering the Screening Age

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has joined 21 public health and patient advocacy groups in submitting a letter to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) requesting it reconsider its 2016 colorectal cancer screening recommendation before its currently scheduled review in 2021. The request follows a…

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The Young Colorectal Cancer Caregiver

Being a caregiver is not easy. While caregivers often face physical and emotional challenges, being a caregiver is an experience that ebbs and flows — there’s the bad stuff and sometimes there’s good stuff, too. Becoming a caregiver requires adjustment, like many transitional times in…

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Breaking Research News

Reducing the Burden of Polyps in FAP Patients

Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are at a markedly increased risk for colorectal polyps and cancer. In fact, the risk of developing CRC is nearly 100% if FAP goes untreated and unmanaged. Therefore, there are multiple, critical management issues during the entire course of…

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Fight CRC Research Advocates Are Coming to Colorado

On August 15th, colorectal cancer survivors, caregivers, and champions will be traveling from all across the U.S. to meet in Colorado for an exciting two-day Research Advocacy Training and Support (RATS) Academy. The training and support program, affectionately known as RATS, brings together patient advocates…

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