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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PGA TOUR Professional Tom Lehman Joins Forces with Fight CRC to Raise Awareness

PGA TOUR Professional and colon cancer survivor Tom Lehman is excited to serve as a brand ambassador for Fight CRC. Lehman will participate in year-long public service announcement campaign. Lehman, is teaming up with Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) to help raise awareness of the nation’s second-deadliest…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Valarie Schlosser from Florida

Meet Valarie Survivor/ Patient Tampa, Florida Valarie’s Story I want to give back. I do not want anyone else to be a stage IV patient like me. I want to spread the awareness that early detection can save lives. I want to be apart of…

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Courage in the Bedroom

Addressing sexual health and intimacy can be a new and uncomfortable experience for anyone, especially those facing colorectal cancer and their partner(s). We asked Dr. Chelsea Holland, DHS, Relationship and Sex Therapist at The Intimacy Institute to help patients find courage in the bedroom. Chelsea…

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