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Know Your Biomarker!™ Town Hall Sponsored by Amgen, Inc.

Posted on December 15, 2015

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Our Conversations Webinar Series is an opportunity to link national experts in colorectal cancer and other related fields to you, right in the comfort of your own home. The programs are designed to empower you to play a leading role in your healthcare management with your physician.

On August 26, 2015, we hosted the “Know Your Biomarker!” town hall, sponsored by Amgen, Inc., where we discussed personalized medicine and the role biomarkers may play in informing a metastatic colorectal cancer treatment plan.

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Speak Up, Speak Out in the Presidential Election

Posted on December 15, 2015

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When Matt Bevin ran for the office of Governor of Kentucky, he promised to roll back the expansion of Medicaid in the state. I recently read an article about a cancer patient in Kentucky who had grave concerns about these potential changes to Medicaid. His quote, in fact, said he thought these rollbacks, might cost him his life. I was very empathetic until later in the article it noted the man had voted for Bevin because he felt policy issues other than healthcare were more important. Ultimately, Bevin was elected and now we must wait to see how his health policy will impact the people of Kentucky.

The future of health care is arguably one of the most important issues facing our nation. Costs are rising at an unsustainable rate and this could have a devastating effect on our economy. The demand will only increase as baby boomers reach the age range where they will have the greatest need for health care. Considering the bankruptcy rate for cancer patients is already double the national average, we must ask ourselves: what can we do to assure a cancer diagnosis doesn’t equal financial ruin and is our healthcare system taking this into consideration?

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Top 5: Need to Know About Choosing Sedation for Your Colonoscopy

Posted on December 11, 2015

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Our Conversations Webinar Series is an opportunity to link national experts in colorectal cancer and other related fields to you, right in the comfort of your own home. The programs are designed to empower you to play a leading role in you healthcare management.

You have a choice when it comes to colonoscopy sedation and we’re here to help make that decision easier. That’s why we hosted the webinar “Choosing the Right Sedation for Your Colonoscopy” last month where Anesthesiologist Mark Murphy, M.D., shared his experiences and expertise on sedation and anesthesia for colonoscopy procedures.

If you couldn’t make the webinar, take a look at the replay along with the top 5 takeaways!

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Learning to Cope

Posted on December 9, 2015

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The day Ken was diagnosed with colon cancer was the worst day of my life. Right after Christmas, Ken abruptly announced he was going to the hospital. The next time I saw him, he had already been admitted. Our lives changed forever after that moment.

This is my story. My name is Julie Zier and I am the wife and caregiver to Ken Kiess, a colon cancer warrior.

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Hero of the Month: Stafon Harris-Jackson

Posted on December 7, 2015

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Stafon Harris-Jackson radiates happiness and positivity. So much so, that you may not know she survived colon cancer twice—years after losing her daughter to childhood cancer. While many may have felt defeated, Stafon uses these experiences to help others through her newly formed cancer foundation and speaking engagements. You may have even spotted the 46-year-old Texas native at this year’s National Conference or Dallas/Fort Worth Undy Run/Walk. We’re excited to honor this Renaissance woman as our December Hero of the Month!

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