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Managing Nutrition-Related Side Effects During the Holidays

Posted on December 3, 2014

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December is typically filled with holiday festivities and family events. And while these activities can be fun and exciting, they also tend to revolve around food – and lots of it. For someone dealing with colon cancer, all of this holiday food can be daunting. Many times, cancer treatment can affect appetite and lead to other side effects that may affect your ability to eat. If you’re dealing with negative side effects during the holidays, check out these tips for managing them. 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

Coming Down the Pipeline: TAS-102

Posted on November 6, 2014

Last week, the FDA granted a fast track designation to TAS-102, a new oral drug for metastatic colorectal cancer patients who have failed at least two previous treatments. We sat down with Patient Advocate Medical Consultant Dr. Laura Porter to learn what’s promising about this upcoming treatment option. Read more

Probiotics and the Colon, a Perfect Fit

Posted on October 8, 2014

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When we hear the word ‘bacteria’ we don’t think of the word ‘healthy’.  Most often the word ‘bacteria’ usually conjures up images of dirt, spoilage or sickness. Many times bacteria can be linked to those descriptions, but there are other kinds of good bacteria that live in our intestinal tract, which benefit our health in many ways. The term probiotic is used to describe these healthy bacteria. Read more

Ask the Expert: Too Young for CRC?

Posted on September 26, 2014

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Colon cancer is not an “old man’s disease” and you’re never too young. In fact, rates of colon cancer in the under 50 population are on the rise. That’s why we’ve connected with internationally-renowned radiation oncologist Dr. Andrew Kennedy to shed some light why these rates may be on the upswing and what people like you can do.  Read more

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