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How To: Applying for SSD Benefits with Colon Cancer

Posted on June 27, 2014

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Did you know: If you have been diagnosed with colon cancer and your cancer meets a specific level of severity, you can get Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits through one or both of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) disability programs? It’s true. Check out the information below and post your questions in the comments. We’ll do our best to get them answered! Read more

Board of Directors: Welcome to Our 3 Newest Members

Posted on June 16, 2014


Exciting news! We’re welcoming three new Board of Directors members to the Colon Cancer Alliance family this month. Each of these professionals brings a unique expertise, connection to the cause and commitment to our vision for a world free of colon cancer. We look forward to seeing their fresh perspectives come to life as they join our Board of dedicated leaders and take us into our 16th year of service. Meet Kitt Shapiro, Dr. Jose Mendoza and Heather Dean. Read more

Top 4 Takeaways: ASCO Annual Meeting

Posted on June 10, 2014

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We recently had the privilege of attending the 2014 American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting where 35,000 scientists, researchers, medical professionals and advocates from around the world gathered to share cutting-edge scientific innovations and connect with other industry professionals. We sat in on some truly inspirational meetings and presentations that shed light on what’s to come in the area of cancer research. Miss the live updates that weekend? No worries. Check out these need-to-know takeaways from our Patient Advocate Medical Consultant Dr. Laura Porter and get educated on what’s on the horizon for our community. Read more

My Story: Personalized Chemo Dosing

Posted on June 8, 2014

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“I didn’t think I was doing that badly, but apparently I was losing ground and the side effects were getting worse.”

After nearly 11 years of ongoing health issues, my energy was fading fast. I’d seen doctor after doctor, specialist after specialist, but no one seemed to know what was wrong. By chance, I remembered that I’d had a colonoscopy back in 2000 and they’d found a polyp. I brought this up to my doctor and, combined with my symptoms, he scheduled me for a repeat colonoscopy. Read more

Webinar: Better Cancer Care Through Accurate and Personalized Chemotherapy Dosing

Posted on June 5, 2014

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Learn how to achieve the ideal concentration of chemotherapy drug in your system through our upcoming webinar. We’re partnering with MyCare Diagnostics to bring you a discussion on better cancer care featuring Adrienne Choma, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Saladax Biomedical Inc., the maker of My5-FU Chemotherapy Optimization Test.  Read more