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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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Ask the Expert: Top 3 in New Research for Under 50

Posted on July 27, 2015

Never Too Young

Last month, we traveled to Chicago to attend the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting. This is where the top up-and-coming cancer research from the year is presented to more than 25,000 experts, advocates, doctors, researchers and scientists from around the world.

As the co-founder of the Never Too Young coalition and an organization that is currently investing in under 50 research, it was exciting to see young-onset colorectal cancer being recognized by the research community. The study results, however, were less than comforting.

Stephanie Guiffre, our Never Too Young Coalition Director and one of the founders of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, pulled together the top findings presented this year.

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Understanding Insurance Coverage for SIR-Spheres

Posted on July 16, 2015

SIR-Spheres Y-90 Resin Microspheres

When thinking through your treatment options for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), insurance eligibility can be a huge concern. This blog breaks down the ins and outs of insurance procedures related to the use of SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres also known as Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) or Radioembolization – a treatment option for inoperable liver tumors.

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Ask a Navigator: What Do Navigators Do?

Posted on July 15, 2015


You’ve just heard the words, “You have cancer.” Now what?

That’s what our Patient Support Navigators are here for, helping to guide you through everything from screening and treatment to survivorship and getting back on your feet. You have enough to deal with, and it is our team’s goal to help make life a little easier – whether by answering questions or just listening.

We sat down with one of our newest bilingual navigator, Susy, to learn what she loves about her job and why Patient Navigators are so important.

Les presento a Susy, nuestra navegadora bilingüe y más reciente miembro de nuestro equipo de apoyo al paciente. 

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