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Participants Needed: Healthy Weight Loss Study

Posted on April 6, 2014

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Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is seeking participants for their Healthy Weight Loss for Cancer Survivors Study, an exercise and diet weight loss program for female colon cancer survivors.

  • Are you a female stage I-III colon or rectal cancer survivor?
  • Are you overweight and want to lose weight?

  • Do you exercise less than two and a half hours per week? Read more

Blue Note Fund: 1,200 Grants & Counting

Posted on April 6, 2014

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The emotional and physical stress of a cancer diagnosis is almost unimaginable. Add to this financial demand of medical bills and other treatment-related costs, and the stress can be overwhelming. Many patients are simply unable to meet the cost of having cancer.

Today, nearly half of our Helpline calls are from patients or family members asking about finances or financial assistance. That’s 6,000 callers every year. Read more

3 Tips for a Complete & Thorough Scope

Posted on April 5, 2014

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While we often say that the colonoscopy is the “gold standard” when it comes to colon cancer screening, no test is perfect. But colonoscopy still offers the most effective screening option.

A recent study by the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah found that about 6% of colon cancers are diagnosed within three to five years after a patient receives a clean colonoscopy. Read more

Hero of the Month: Jay Nadas

Posted on April 4, 2014

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In 2009, Jay Nadas lost his best friend, Rob Nelson, to colon cancer after being diagnosed at the young age of 32. Since then, he’s made it his mission to get colon cancer on the map in a big way. Through his employer, Walgreens, he’s worked tirelessly to amplify education about the disease on their corporate campus and has big plans for the future. We’re both humbled and inspired by the work Jay has done. For all he has accomplished and his future plans to knock out colon cancer, we are proud to honor Jay our April Hero of the Month. Read more

Blue Star State Initiative Turns Country Blue

Posted on April 2, 2014

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This year, we teamed up with our friends at Fight Colorectal Cancer to turn all 50 states blue and recognize March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Volunteers across the nation took on the challenge and successfully received proclamations from 46 of the 50 states plus two state-issued letters, declaring the nation nearly all blue. President Obama even proclaimed March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. What a month it has been! Read more

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