Keeping it Brief: Financial Toxicity

Topic Overview We all know it:  cancer is expensive. It’s not a secret that people find it difficult to afford their prescription medications – especially cancer patients facing the expenses of specialty drugs. An average patient can expect out-of-pocket expenses to be between 20% to 30%….

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Highlights from the Hill – May 2016

Introducing our new monthly feature Highlights from the Hill!  Did you know there’s someone in D.C. who meets year-round with members of Congress and coalition partners to ensure your voice is heard?! Meet Margaret Carvin, Fight CRC’s policy strategist. Enjoy our new blog series “Highlights from…

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Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch: My Firsts

Written by guest blogger Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Cancer patients’ lives are full of ugly firsts. First oncologist. First mega-surgery. First needle of chemo. The list goes on. But I’ve had a few firsts recently that have even blown my own mother’s expectations…and I’m pretty…

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Keep Coming Back for More – Pam Seijo

Pam Seijo, Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) Co-Chair On August 19, 2000, as I was preparing for my 17th year of teaching, I finally gave into the pain and was admitted to the hospital. My colon had ruptured and I was given the grim diagnosis of…

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The 10 Phases of Call-on Congress

Call-on Congress is a three-day event where colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones from all over the U.S. unite to make their voices heard in Washington, D.C.! Whether you’re a Call-on Congress veteran or you’ve never been before, we’re excited to help…

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How CDC Funding Increases Affect Programs

Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates ask for increases in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) each year. Guest blogger Allison Antoine explains how advocating for these increases affects programs in real life. Allison Antoine is the Collaborative…

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Bunny Terry – Why I'm in the Fight

Bunny is a native New Mexican, a stage IV colon cancer survivor, a Fight CRC advocate and she has served as a GAC member. A 2012 trip to the ER with what she believed was appendicitis resulted in a diagnosis of colon cancer with liver…

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Keeping It Brief: NATIONAL GOAL of 80% BY 2018

BACKGROUND Announced at the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) annual meeting in 2013, 80% by 2018 is a movement supported by more than 500 organizations committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. This goal unites us behind a shared effort. Fight…

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