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NYC: Get Your Good Health Here!

Posted on December 5, 2013

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As part of our expanded community outreach initiative, earlier this year we participated in Good Health Day in partnership with the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation, a health fair in NYC’s bustling Chinatown, and Harlem Colon Cancer Awareness Day. Martha Raymond, our Patient Support and Outreach Director, hit the streets with thousands of folks who were receiving free screenings, education and fun. Check out these great pics, featuring the infamous giant inflatable colon. What exciting awareness events!

 

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Remember to Shave This Too!

Posted on November 30, 2013

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Have you noticed things getting a little hairy this November?

We’ve loved seeing colon cancer join Movember, the movement each November where men grow various forms of facial hair to bring attention to men’s health issues. This year several rock star fundraisers, including radio DJ Wes Styles, grew out their facial fuzz in support of colon health and the Colon Cancer Alliance — thank you, guys! Read more

13 Holiday Tips for Patients

Posted on November 26, 2013

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The holidays can be a tough time of the year when you’re dealing with cancer. Check out this list of personal tips from our Patient Support Team and Helpline staff.

13 Holiday Tips for Patients, Survivors and Caregivers

  1. Acknowledge and be honest about your feelings – don’t force it when you don’t feel it. The holidays can be stressful enough without the added pressure of trying to “fake it.” It is normal to experience feelings of loss or sadness over how cancer has changed a special occasion. Share the low times AND the high times. Tears can be a big relief and very healing; laughter can be very relaxing.  Read more

Screen This Too! Kickoff — Discounts, Ways To Get Involved & More!

Posted on October 1, 2013

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It’s official – the season of pink is in full swing. But Pink-tober isn’t just for breast health anymore. We’re expanding the scope of the awareness conversation with our Screen This Too! Campaign, reminding you to not only think pink this month, but to go blue, too!

Through the month of October, use discount code SCREENTHISTOO to get 50% off your t-shirt and join the movement! Read more

Fighting Cancer: The Importance of Social Support

Posted on September 26, 2013

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This week, a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology told us that social support can have a seriously positive impact on early detection, treatment and even survival of cancer. Makes sense, right? Having someone who advocates for you, encourages you to be proactive about your health, offers advice and extends a hand to hold or shoulder to cry on  is helpful. This study got us thinking about our My CCA Support Online Community. Read more

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