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Meet the One Million Strong- Kim Houston from Georgia

Meet Kim Survivor/Patient Atlanta, Georgia Kim’s Story Kim was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer at age 45. Now it is her mission to educate those under 50 about the signs and symptoms. So many young people are ignoring the symptoms like I did. I…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Jacqueline Schrader from Kansas

Meet Jacqueline Survivor/Patient Emporia, Kansas Jacqueline’s Story Although the fight through cancer felt like I was alone, there were so many people who impacted my fight and my recovery. I was not alone, and it was the people around me, from Brian the intake guy…

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Grief and Stress Management Strategies

Fight Colorectal Cancer’s 12th annual Call-on Congress is just around the corner! Survivors, caregivers and colorectal cancer champions will be convening in Washington, D.C for three days to push for policies surrounding colorectal cancer (CRC), and to educate and empower elected officials to raise their…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Kenny Toye from New York

Meet Kenny Survivor/Patient Albany, New York Kenny’s Story My name is Kenny Toye, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colorectal cancer when I was 25-years-old. After my family’s farm in Eastern Washington State burned down in the middle of the winter, I decided to finish…

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Meet the One Million Strong Linda Dawe from Mississippi

Meet Linda Survivor/Patient Gautier, Mississippi Linda’s Story I Fight For: Myself Fight CRC has given me a platform to share my survivorship story and spread the word on screening! More people need to be informed about the dangers of colorectal cancer. My surgeon was the…

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Can Geography Predict Cancer Outcomes?

CDC investigates the rural vs. urban divide in cancer-related deaths In July 2017, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced a new report which discovered that rural parts of the United States are seeing a slower decline in cancer-related deaths than urban parts of the…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Ivory Bruinsma from Washington

Meet Ivory Survivor/Patient Tacoma, Washington Ivory’s Story Cancer changed my life. It made me more self aware and more aware of others. It increased my empathy and care for others. Having gone through something like this it has made me a better, stronger more loving…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Riley Castro from Florida

Meet Riley Patient/Survivor Crestview, Florida Riley’s Story I Fight For: Myself, and to stay around for my daughter’s life and her children. I fight for those that don’t have a voice or do not know where to begin. Colon cancer advocating has been a huge passion…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Heather White from Arkansas

Meet Heather Survivor/Patient Centerton, Arkansas Heather’s Story I am a 5-year survivor of early-onset stage IIIB rectal cancer. It was very difficult to get a doctor to take me seriously about my condition, which could have been caught if I had been screened earlier. I…

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