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In a study published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers identified a new marker for recurrence in stage II and stage … read more

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Meagan Finnerty didn’t let tragedy stand in her way. After she and her family lost their mother, she set out to find more families like … read more

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Unless you have been spending your days with Matt Damon on Mars, you are aware that Congressional Republicans don’t think too highly of the Affordable … read more

My Chemo Valentine

Posted on February 9, 2016

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I’m a stage III rectal cancer survivor.

My last chemo was Valentine’s Day eleven years ago, back in 2005. Physically, I felt terrible-lost in the fog of chemo and tired beyond belief. But emotionally, I felt great. I had done it. I made it through to the end!

Little did I know, it wasn’t really over. Read more

An Important Question to Ask Before Starting 5-FU: Am I DPD Deficient?

Posted on February 9, 2016

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5-FU (5Fluorouracil) is one of the most common chemotherapies on the market. It is often used to treat cancers of the breast, stomach, pancreas, colon, rectum, head and neck and is given through an IV or infusion. Approved in 1950, it has been the primary treatment for colorectal cancer for more than 60 years. Read more

CDX2: A Promising New Marker for Stage II & III

Posted on February 9, 2016

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In a study published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers identified a new marker for recurrence in stage II and stage III colon cancer. We sat down with Dr. Laura Porter to breakdown this new marker, the study, and what this news could mean for you. Read more

Hero of the Month: Meagan Finnerty

Posted on February 9, 2016

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Meagan Finnerty didn’t let tragedy stand in her way. After she and her family lost their mother, she set out to find more families like hers. She discovered the Colon Cancer Alliance, and has become a vocal advocate and fundraiser for colon cancer awareness. Since 2014, Meagan and her family’s efforts have raised $10,500 to support our mission. We salute the Finnerty family and honor them as our Hero of the Month. Read more

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