Fight CRC at GIASCO 2019

American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium (GIASCO) 2019: How you can stay up-to-date on the research from home It seems like just yesterday that the Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) team was preparing for the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancer…

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What to Expect When Rectal Surgery is Around the Corner

We took the time to break down some basics about rectal cancer surgery. Dr. Jonathan Mitchem of the University of Missouri provided some expert tips and advice to help you prepare for surgery and recovery. The Basics: Types of Rectal Cancer Surgery If you have…

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2018 Year in Review

2018: Fight CRC Patient Education and Research Year in Review This year brought exciting updates, new funding opportunities, additional resources, and exciting advocacy panels. We have no plans of slowing down in 2019! As the year comes to an end, we spent time reflecting on…

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Breaking Advocacy News

What You Need to Know About Texas v. U.S.

We know you have been hearing a lot lately about the recent lawsuit involving the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There is a lot of information out there so we thought we’d break it down into the most important things you need to know. What is…

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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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Fight CRC Joins Groups to Call on Lowering the Screening Age

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has joined 21 public health and patient advocacy groups in submitting a letter to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) requesting it reconsider its 2016 colorectal cancer screening recommendation before its currently scheduled review in 2021. The request follows a…

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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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