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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Loss of the “Old Normal”

Accepting the changes in your life after a colon or rectal cancer diagnosis can be difficult. Many people who are able to process losses and adjust to a “new normal” report high levels of life satisfaction, good quality of life and overall happiness. There are…

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The Young Colorectal Cancer Caregiver

Being a caregiver is not easy. While caregivers often face physical and emotional challenges, being a caregiver is an experience that ebbs and flows — there’s the bad stuff and sometimes there’s good stuff, too. Becoming a caregiver requires adjustment, like many transitional times in…

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Breaking Research News

Reducing the Burden of Polyps in FAP Patients

Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are at a markedly increased risk for colorectal polyps and cancer. In fact, the risk of developing CRC is nearly 100% if FAP goes untreated and unmanaged. Therefore, there are multiple, critical management issues during the entire course of…

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Fight CRC Research Advocates Are Coming to Colorado

On August 15th, colorectal cancer survivors, caregivers, and champions will be traveling from all across the U.S. to meet in Colorado for an exciting two-day Research Advocacy Training and Support (RATS) Academy. The training and support program, affectionately known as RATS, brings together patient advocates…

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August 2018 Recipe

Summer is still in full swing and temperatures are high around a lot of the country. When it’s too hot to cook, what do you do? Order in? Eat cold leftovers? When you’re too tired and too hot to cook, try this incredibly easy, super…

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July 2018 Recipe

Looking for a way to cool off this summer? Try this ginger lemonade recipe from Cook for Your Life! Not only will it keep you hydrated, but ginger can help combat chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. GINGER LEMONADE Ingredients 1 cup sugar ½ cup fresh…

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Research Advocates at ASCO 18: Insight from the ground

Although the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference (ASCO 18) is now over, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) research advocates are still busy staying abreast of the current research in colorectal cancer. We decided to ask Fight CRC research advocates who attended ASCO 18…

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June 2018 Recipe

Feeling tired? In need of a quick and tasty recipe? This light meal from Cook for your Life is packed with nutrients, fast to make, and it’s delicious. Enjoy! Pea Couscous with Poached Eggs Ingredients ⅔ cup water Salt, to taste 1 dark green scallion…

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