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Survivor Week 2015: Tackling Finances

Posted on June 4, 2015

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

It’s no secret that a colon cancer diagnosis is expensive. Fortunately, there are many resources and things you can do to reduce the financial impact. Here are 5 tips to help ease the cash crunch:

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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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Survivor Week 2015: Get Involved In A Community!

Posted on June 2, 2015

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

From joining an online support group, to volunteering, to Facebook, having a community to turn to can be a lifeline in the midst of constant tests and treatments. It may seem cliché, but you’re not alone. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, simply reaching out to share everything from milestones to disappointments can remind you of that when times get tough. Communities can also be great spaces to share information, news and advice.

If you’re feeling intimidated about looking for a community, you’ve come to the right place. We have many ways to get involved, no matter your personality, strengths or skills! You may be someone who’s pumped about participating in an Undy Run/Walk or you may prefer to give emotional support to someone who’s been recently diagnosed. You may even want to become an advocate—championing awareness, access to screening and funding for research.

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Welcome Dartangia Robinson, Junior Administrator

Posted on May 29, 2015

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Say hello to Dartangia Robinson—our new Junior Administrator! Dartangia is currently a student majoring in social psychology who loves to travel and go on nature walks with her son. She’s also interested in learning about technology and wild animals. Welcome to the family, Dartangia! 

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Ask Your Representative to Make Prevention A Priority!

Posted on May 27, 2015

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Have you heard of the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act? Here’s the lowdown on why it’s important: currently, seniors covered by Medicare have to pay a coinsurance if their physician finds and removes potentially pre-cancerous polyps during a colonoscopy. Can you imagine waking up from a colonoscopy to discover you owe money you weren’t prepared to pay?

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