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Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)

Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, or CIPN is extremely common among CRC patients and survivors. The side effect can last months to years following treatment, and can be extremely challenging to manage. Reports have indicated that CIPN is one reason some patients stop their chemotherapy treatments…

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When Two Worlds Collide

Meet Nancy Levesque, Fight CRC’s new Director of Communications Personal Connection to CRC Every year, my mother dreads going in for her colonoscopy, but really, who doesn’t? The prep makes her sick for days. But for the last several years, she has had polyps removed,…

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Oysters, Baseball and Stepping Down

I recently looked up the meaning of the phrase “the world is your oyster.” I found myself using it in a conversation and wondered how explaining the idea of “anything is possible” got wrapped up into the world of sea creatures. Rumor has it that…

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Climb for A Cure Goes Virtual!

Climb for a Cure 2018 is upon us and for the third year in a row, Fight CRC will be summiting a beautiful Colorado 14er in the prime hiking month of July! This annual event continues to grow and we are so excited for more…

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Keeping it Brief: Short-Term Limited Duration Plans

It’s been awhile since Congress has directly addressed the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA), but that does not mean the issue is dormant. Over the past 6 months, we have seen actions from the Executive Branch and Congress that will affect the way the ACA is…

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Q&A with Dr. Darrell Gray for Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month – a time to stimulate greater health education efforts and address health concerns that minority populations face. Fight CRC took time to speak with Dr. Darrell Gray about minority health and colorectal cancer. Dr. Darrell Gray is the Director…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Renee Lewis from Kentucky

Meet Renee Patient / Survivor Shelbyville, Kentucky Renee’s Story My story begins in the summer of 2014. My oldest son had just graduated high school and the following week I came down with what I thought was a stomach virus. I spent an entire weekend…

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Awarding Amazing Advocates in 2018!

A favorite tradition at Fight CRC is recognizing individuals who embody the spirit of what it means to be a Fight Colorectal Cancer advocate at the Celebration Dinner. While our community is a strong force with several members giving time and passion, each year several…

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Watching Advocacy Make An Impact

March 2018 has been a whirlwind. We’ve seen advocates coast to coast showing up to events that promote awareness, encourage screenings, and push for better policies for patients and their families. As the leader for advocacy in the colorectal community, we are particularly proud of…

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2018 Call-on Congress Day Two Recap

Day 2 of Call-on Congress was packed with information, training and planning for Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates’ Hill Day on Mar. 20. The main theme throughout Day 2? The power of advocacy. The day started by welcoming Fight CRC’s junior advocates on stage. This year,…

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