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Fight CRC is Growing!

Help us welcome our new (& returning!) team members and learn about why they’re joining the fight against colorectal cancer. Devin Heid, Technical Analyst  Cancer is something no one wants to go through. It leaves uncertainty and a feeling of “what now?” Fight CRC provides resources…

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Kellie Hoffman: 2nd Year RATS Member

Kellie’s Story My mom was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2005. I am an only child and was my mom’s only caregiver. Her treatment included radiation, chemo, and surgery. In 2009, she had surgery to remove ⅓ of her colon at Duke University…

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The Loss of a Loved One

Highlights: The death of a friend or family member can lead to a variety of emotional responses Grief is an important part of the recovery process Though they may not make the process easier, there are ways to help manage grief, including counseling, creative outlets,…

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RATS Member Karen Wehling

My Story I was diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer in June 2011, four months after the unexpected death of my husband. For at least six months I had been experiencing pain while sitting and rectal pain, and was being treated for hemorrhoids. After finally…

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Lera Chitwood: Research Advocate and Fight CRC Clinical Trial Curator

Retired Research Professional Turned Cancer Research Pro With the background of a competitive intelligence analyst, business research manager, and adjunct professor teaching Internet and business skills to graduates, I have decades of experience searching online for information. My research skills proved valuable when my late…

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Are You Relentless?

What does it mean to be truly relentless? When you think of relentlessness, what comes to mind? I think of: The ambassador who stands behind the Fight CRC table at a local health fair and talks about their very personal experience with colorectal cancer in…

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3x Cancer Survivor Turned Research Advocate

Wenora Johnson is a stage III colon cancer survivor, advocate, and member of Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Research Advocacy Training and Support (RATS) program. She resides in Joliet, Illinois. First Him, Now Me I never knew it would happen to me. I knew the trials and…

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Meet Molly McDonnell, Fight CRC’s Director of Advocacy

My Start on Capitol Hill My first real foray into advocacy was when I was working for a Member of Congress on Capitol Hill. My boss was the co-chair of the Rare Disease Caucus, a group of Members dedicated to raising awareness of, and advancing…

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Breaking Research News

Response to the ACP’s Screening Guideline Recommendations

On November 4, 2019, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released new guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening in average risk people.  ACP’S GUIDELINE RECOMMENDATIONS Guidance Statement 1: Clinicians should screen for colorectal cancer in average-risk adults between the ages of 50 and 75…

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