CIPN Q&A with Dr. Mackenzi Pergolotti

Dr. Mackenzi Pergolotti, Ph.D., OTR/L is an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University, she answers a few questions as we learn more about the ins and outs of CIPN. About CIPN Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) is described as a group of symptoms related to nerves…

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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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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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Medical Marijuana and Cancer Side Effects: What’s the hype?

The use of cannabis, both recreational and medical, has undergone many years of scrutiny and challenge. Currently, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration has marijuana and its products listed as a schedule I controlled substance, therefore, under federal law it can not be prescribed, used…

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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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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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LARS Q&A with Survivor Terry Elliott

Low anterior resection syndrome (also known as LARS) is a collection of symptoms or issues patients have after undergoing an anastomosis of the colon low in the rectum. This is a type of surgery involving the resection or removal of part of, or the entire, rectum…

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Research Highlights from GI ASCO 2018

In January, the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Symposium (GI ASCO 2018) concluded after several thousand researchers, clinicians and patient advocates passed through the doors of the Moscone West Building in San Francisco, CA. This year brought new excitement, ideas and groups together to…

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