Two Powerful Voices – The Gibson Sisters

It started out with a quick selfie. Elsa and Carrie Gibson searched online looking for support and information. Their dad was sick with late-stage colorectal cancer. They needed answers. As they sought information, they stumbled across pictures with the hashtag #StrongArmSelfie. They decided to join in….

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Lisa Spottswood

Meet the One Million Strong- Lisa Spottswood from Virginia

Meet Lisa Patient / Survivor Aquia, Virginia Lisa’s Story The issues I noticed that lead to my cancer diagnosis actually started right after our daughter Abriena was born in Jan. 2015. I had a lot of pain in my tail bone, and had bleeding that…

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CDC’s Screening Program (CRCCP) is at RISK

On May 23, 2017 the Trump Administration released its FY 2018 budget proposal. The proposal includes $3.6 trillion in federal budget cuts intended to balance the federal budget within 10 years. The President’s 2018 budget requests $69 billion for Health and Human Services which is…

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Colonoscopy Prep Tips

Prep – it’s one of the most dreaded steps involved in getting screened for colorectal cancer via colonoscopy. There’s a lot of reasons why. The prep drink tastes salty to some. Few enjoy a mad dash to the toilet. Plus, there’s several prep options to do…

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Jenna Detko

Meet the One Million Strong- Jenna Detko from Minnesota

Meet Jenna Patient / Survivor Little Canada, Minnesota Jenna’s Story I have always been healthy. I had never contracted the flu or common cold, or even the stomach issues that some of my friends complained about. Once I realized my symptoms, it was too late. Nov….

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Frankie Melendez

Meet the One Million Strong- Frankie Melendez from Arkansas

Meet Frankie Patient / Survivor North Little Rock, Arkansas Frankie’s Story From Jul. through Aug. 2015 I experienced four main colon cancer symptoms. At the time I did not know that these were symptoms that I needed to look out for. Those symptoms included severe stomach/abdominal…

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Nashville Mayor, Country Artists Come Together to Fight Colorectal Cancer

Country music artist and national spokesman Craig Campbell will be headlining and hosting the annual One Million Strong benefit dinner at Nashville’s City Winery on June 6, 2017 from 6-10 p.m. The dinner will follow Campbell’s 5th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge that’s being hosted at…

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FDA approves treatment for patients with MSI-H or d-MMR biomarkers

On May 23, 2017, the FDA approved a new treatment option for patients who have the microsatellite instable-high (MSI-H) or deficient mismatch repair (d-MMR) biomarkers. This is the first time the FDA has approved a treatment based on a biomarker. Previous treatment options for colorectal…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Elizabeth Navarra from New York

Meet Elizabeth Patient / Survivor Monroe, New York Elizabeth’s Story I was diagnosed stage IV colon cancer on Jan. 28, 2013. I had metastasis to my liver, lungs, as well as activity in adrenal lymph nodes. I was treated with chemo and surgery followed by…

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