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Decoding the Vitamin D Story: What You Need to Know

Posted on November 6, 2015

Vitamin D

It seems like there is a new study about vitamin D’s effects on colon cancer every few months, with each one arriving at different conclusions about whether it is helpful. The latest is a large clinical trial of vitamin D and calcium for the prevention of colorectal polyps. This trial randomly assigned 2,259 people with a history of polyps to receive one of the following:

  • 1,000 units of vitamin D3
  • 1,200 mg of calcium carbonate
  • Both
  • Placebo once a day for 3-5 years

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A Survivor and Advocate’s Take on BIO Summit 2015

Posted on November 5, 2015


I’ve lost four friends to colon cancer this year and I’m afraid I’ll lose more before the year is out. While we have effective treatments for some, we still lose far too many to this disease. I wanted to know what I could do as a survivor and patient advocate to make a difference, so I went to Bio Summit 2015 to find out.

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Understanding SIR-Spheres Y-90 Resin Microspheres

Posted on October 23, 2015


If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver, it is important to understand the options for treatment.

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Top 4: Need to Know About Colon Cancer and Genetics

Posted on August 28, 2015


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.

On August 19, we hosted “It Runs in the Family: Colon Cancer & Genetics” where we discussed everything from what it means to have a cancer family history to the importance of talking with your healthcare provider.

Couldn’t make the webinar? No problem—we have the top 4 takeaways and the replay. 

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The Details About the Sugar Bowl

Posted on August 27, 2015


As I sit and watch my toddler crunch her way through a rootbeer flavored Dum Dum sucker, I can’t help but think “no way” when she asks, “more, mommy?”

What is it that causes so many of us to see sugar in a bad light? Toddlers sure love it.  And I know that I love the taste of it too. I even love the smell of it baking and the sight of it caramelized on the top of a crème brulee. 

As sugar and sugar sweetened foods became more accessible—and activity levels decrease—we’ve learned that sugar isn’t the best for us. High consumption of sugar sweetened foods has been linked to excess weight gain, and carrying excess weight has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer. 

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