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It’s a fact: 72% of women report being up-to-date on their breast health screenings while only a little more than half could say the same … read more

Our Heroes

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At 42 years old, Wade Hayes was living the country music dream. Divorced with a dog and his guitar, he spent much of his time … read more

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That’s right, folks! Registration is officially open for our upcoming Summit Series – Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer. We’ve partnered with our friends … read more

Tribute to Paula Thomas & Debbie Whitmore

Posted on November 20, 2014

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This month, we lost two remarkable colon cancer advocates to this disease – Paula Thomas and Debbie Whitmore. As we celebrate the lives and valiant journeys of these two leaders, our staff reflects on the contributions they made to the colon cancer space, and their own personal friendships with Paula and Debbie. Read more

You never expect to hear it’s cancer…

Posted on November 19, 2014

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My name is Steve Abrams and I am a stage I survivor.

I was diagnosed after 20 years of digestive issues and numerous colonoscopies. I was a youth sports coach when it happened, and there was nothing I loved more than seeing my players finish each season. When I received the news, I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to see my team play again. Read more

Celebrating the Life of Diem Brown

Posted on November 18, 2014

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As we mourn the recent passing of young reality TV star Diem Brown, we celebrate her bright attitude and many triumphs during her 11 year battle with cancer. At just 23 years old, Diem, most famous for her role on MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge,  was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This was some 11 years ago. Through all of the ups and downs of dealing with a cancer diagnosis, especially at her young age, Diem remained determined and positive. Read more

Tips for Safe, Healthy Holiday Cooking

Posted on November 12, 2014

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During the holidays, food often takes center stage. Large meals and gatherings, however, can present challenges to colon cancer patients undergoing treatment. First of all, safe food handling is important during this time of year, simply because we’re often eating food prepared by friends are family members and also consuming more leftovers from holiday gatherings. Because cancer patients can be at an increased risk for a suppressed immune system, it is even more important to be aware that your holiday food is handled safely. Read more

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