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Coping with Cancer: The Power of Pen & Paper

Posted on June 6, 2014

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For many people dealing with a cancer diagnosis, it’s not only the management of your health but also coping with the roller coaster of emotions that can be difficult. Here’s a healthy idea: keep a journal.

Besides helping you navigate that roller coaster ride, research shows that privately expressing your deepest thoughts and feelings can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Boost your thinking ability
  • Increase memory
  • Reduce pain, tension and fatigue
  • Improve mood and quality of sleep
  • Strengthen immune cells (T-lymphocytes)  Read more

Participants Needed: Healthy Weight Loss Study

Posted on April 6, 2014

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Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is seeking participants for their Healthy Weight Loss for Cancer Survivors Study, an exercise and diet weight loss program for female colon cancer survivors.

  • Are you a female stage I-III colon or rectal cancer survivor?
  • Are you overweight and want to lose weight?

  • Do you exercise less than two and a half hours per week? Read more

3 Tips for a Complete & Thorough Scope

Posted on April 5, 2014

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While we often say that the colonoscopy is the “gold standard” when it comes to colon cancer screening, no test is perfect. But colonoscopy still offers the most effective screening option.

A recent study by the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah found that about 6% of colon cancers are diagnosed within three to five years after a patient receives a clean colonoscopy. Read more

Share Your Colonoscopy Tips with DSC CEO

Posted on March 17, 2014

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As you know, Dollar Shave Club is sponsoring the Colon Cancer Alliance for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. We’re donating our time & money to help raise awareness about the importance of getting a colonoscopy. According to the Colon Cancer Alliance, colon cancer is 90% preventable when detected early. Read more

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

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