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Survivor Week 2015: Managing Your Health & Wellness

Posted on June 3, 2015

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This post is a part of the week long Live Your Best Life series in celebration of Survivor Week.

Managing emotional and physical wellness is important for everyone, but it’s essential for colon cancer survivors. Healthy lifestyles and relationships can have a direct influence on quality of life. It’s also important to take care of your emotional wellbeing and try your best to eliminate stress.

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Top 5: Need to Know About Physical Activity & Your Colon

Posted on April 21, 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. It’s never too early to start making small changes in your daily life that can add up in big ways, so on April 15 we hosted our Conversations Webinar “Don’t be a Couch Potato: Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior & Your Colon,” which explored the relationship between the level of physical activity and your colon. This topic also addressed how exercise is linked to prevention and recurrence, as well as the effects of sedentary behavior.

Did you miss the webinar? No problem! Check out these top 5 takeaways and watch the replay.

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7 Tips for Managing a Cancer Diagnosis

Posted on December 29, 2014

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As a stage IV colon cancer survivor, Randy Cox has been a volunteer and Buddy with the Colon Cancer Alliance since April 2012. We’re inspired by Randy because even while struggling with ongoing treatment, he continues to reach out to the community with his story in an effort to save lives and improve treatment for colon cancer patients. His willingness to help with any volunteer opportunity has been touching to the Colon Cancer Alliance, and his strength has been a pillar of hope for newly diagnosed patients all over the country. From one patient to another, Randy put together this list of 7 ways to maintain your sanity in the face of a cancer diagnosis. Read more

Managing Nutrition-Related Side Effects During the Holidays

Posted on December 3, 2014


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