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Colon Health Alert: New Colon Exam Tool Approved

Posted on February 3, 2014

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Today, Given Imaging Ltd announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared PillCam® COLON as a new way to view the colon. The Colon Cancer Alliance welcomes PillCam COLON as an additional colon exam choice. When detected early, colon cancer is largely preventable. Through advancements like this, we’re one step closer to fulfilling our mission of knocking colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Read more

Healthy Eats for Super Bowl Sunday

Posted on January 30, 2014

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With the big game approaching, I took it upon myself to try and lighten up some of my favorite snack foods. After hearing that the Super Bowl is the second largest eating day after Thanksgiving (WOW!), I was excited to give things a healthy spin.  

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Taking a Second Look: Cancer Screening for Cancer Survivors

Posted on January 14, 2014

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Here’s a startling fact: Cancer survivors are more likely to NOT get recommended screening for other cancers. 

You would think that cancer survivors would be the first in line to be screened for other cancers. But oftentimes, this isn’t the case. As patients and their doctors become so focused on and busy with fighting their current cancer, post-checkups and recurrences that screening for a second cancer often gets overlooked. Read more

Learn the Facts: What is Palliative Care?

Posted on January 6, 2014

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What do you think of when you hear the words “palliative care?” Do you associate it with giving up, quitting the fight, lying down to die? That’s a common misunderstanding of palliative care; it couldn’t be farther from the truth.

A better way to understand palliative care is that it’s an extra layer of support. It’s not an “either/or” choice where a patient has to decide between receiving disease-fighting treatment or palliative care, and it’s not a last resort. Palliative care treats the person in addition to the disease. Read more

Have a (Food) Safe Holiday

Posted on December 20, 2013

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If you’re hosting a family dinner, cookie exchange or cocktail party this holiday season, now is the perfect time to brush up on your food safety knowledge. This is especially pertinent if you or someone you love has colon cancer, as cancer and cancer treatment can weaken the immune system and increase risk of infection. So whether you’re hosting an intimate sit-down dinner or a party for 50 of your pals, follow these food safety practices to ensure a happy and safe holiday, brought to you by our friends at Meals to Heal.

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