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4 (Colon) Healthy Grilling Tips + Recipes

Posted on August 8, 2014

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Ahhhh…summer! The sounds of food sizzling on the hot grill and the smell of barbecue fill the air. This time of the year is well known for outdoor events accompanied by a self-made grill master standing behind a fiery barbecue.

Grilling has received a bad reputation because of the possible link to an increased risk of colon cancer. But the joys and pleasure of consuming grilled food do not need to cause undue anxiety. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) says it is most important to choose the right food to grill and it’s not necessary to avoid grilling altogether. Check out these helpful tips! Read more

Fun, Festive & Healthy July 4th Dessert Recipes

Posted on July 3, 2014

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Summer is a great time to attend cookouts, parties and festivities. But it’s no secret, when we get together with friends and family, we tend to eat more!  In many cultures, socialization is centered on food and I have learned that the more appealing food looks – healthy or not – people want to eat it! We know that a diet high in fiber and low in red and processed meat, alcohol and excess calories can help decrease colon cancer risk.  So, I have found some fun, colorful recipe ideas that are perfect for your 4th of July festivities and that are full of fiber, phytochemicals, and antioxidants and lower in calories. Read more

Top 4 Takeaways: ASCO Annual Meeting

Posted on June 10, 2014

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We recently had the privilege of attending the 2014 American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting where 35,000 scientists, researchers, medical professionals and advocates from around the world gathered to share cutting-edge scientific innovations and connect with other industry professionals. We sat in on some truly inspirational meetings and presentations that shed light on what’s to come in the area of cancer research. Miss the live updates that weekend? No worries. Check out these need-to-know takeaways from our Patient Advocate Medical Consultant Dr. Laura Porter and get educated on what’s on the horizon for our community. Read more

Colon Health Alert: FDA Approves First-Line Use of Vectibix®

Posted on May 28, 2014

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Amgen recently announced that the FDA has approved the use of Vectibix as a first-line treatment for colorectal cancer. Since 2006, Vectibix has been used as a second-line treatment and with this recent advancement, colorectal cancer patients now have an additional treatment option earlier in their diagnosis. Read more

7 Ways to Jump-Start Important Convos with Your Doc

Posted on May 6, 2014

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According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. The ACS estimates nearly 137,000 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease this year and more than 50,000 will die from it.

Knowing these statistics, it is more important than ever to act as your own healthcare advocate when it comes to a colorectal cancer diagnosis. While it’s true that your physician has your best interests in mind, nobody knows your body as well as you do. By acknowledging your body’s warning signs and staying informed about the latest healthcare developments, you can help prevent yourself from becoming another colorectal cancer statistic. Read more

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