Thank You and Farewell

The past four years have been unbelievable. I started with Fight CRC four years ago as an intern while I finished my last year of college. After graduation, I joined the staff full time and was welcomed into this community with open arms. Throughout the…

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Hair Loss During Treatment Can be Traumatic: A Survivor’s Guide to Overcoming

While hair loss is not a life-threatening condition and it is not physically painful, it can affect a person’s mental health–elevating stress and anxiety and reducing quality of life.  Specifically, the literature suggests that female-identified cancer patients, in particular, experience challenges with hair loss on…

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Driving Change

Meet Aubree Thelen, Fight CRC’s new Advocacy Manager I have big shoes to fill as I step into Fight CRC’s Advocacy Manager position. While I am not a survivor myself, cancer has touched my life and the people I love. Watching the personal struggle of…

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Recovery After the Loss of a Loved One

Highlights: Dealing with 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,…

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Meet the GAC – Lauren Addy

I will never forget the day that changed my life forever. May 19, 2000 started off as a day like any other. As I went off to school I exchanged the typical “I love you” and “See you later” with my parents. I was a…

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Cancer, Pneumonia and Flu, and You

With fall just around the corner, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expects flu season to begin ramping up within the next few months. According to the CDC, the flu season often times begins increasing around October with peak flu season occurring notoriously between December…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Mia Batista from Oklahoma

MEET MIA /CONOZCA A MIA Patient/Survivor Paciente/Sobreviviente Oklahoma City, Oklahoma MIA’S STORY/LA HISTORIA DE MIA As told by Mia’s mother, Brenda / Contada for la mamá de Mia, Brenda Mia is 11 years old and had always been a very active child. She never had…

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The Ambassador Experience

This is a guest blog written by Kathleen Overy, a 2018 Fight CRC Ambassador. My husband Jay had finally scheduled his first routine colonoscopy. On the way to the appointment we were laughing and joking about how hungry we were and deciding where we would…

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A Walk Across America: From An Insider

“Listen Adam and Libby,” said my dad. Meanwhile, my mom sat next to him with tears streaming down her face “your mom has been diagnosed with colon cancer. She is going to be okay though. We will get through this.” My eight year-old self asked,…

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Hiking with an Ostomy? Don’t let it slow you down

Q&A with Doug Dallmann Long summer days are a great time to enjoy the outdoors – especially hiking. But before hitting the trails, it’s important to be prepared. Doug Dallman, stage III colorectal cancer survivor, is an avid hiker and nature enthusiast. He’s also an…

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