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The Top 4 Things You Should Know about Palliative Care

Posted on April 9, 2017

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 your healthcare management.

If you or a loved one are living with cancer, you know this disease can affect your life in ways that reach far beyond cancer’s physical symptoms and treatment. Read more

How to Handle the Question, “Will I Die?”

Posted on April 7, 2017

We tend to associate grief with dying. However, there are many levels of loss. Any life changing experience can lead to grief.

My diagnosis with stage III rectal cancer came as a shock. After all, I was only 43 with two young daughters. I wasn’t ready to die. I didn’t know what to do. I had so many questions.

Early on my biggest question was my own mortality. Would I die? (Spoiler alert: No.) Read more

2017 Get Blued! Photo Contest Winner Announced!

Posted on April 6, 2017

We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2017 Get Blued! Photo Contest was none other than the Leahana Rowehl, PA-S and the Stony Brook University Physician Assistant Class of 2018! Their photo above collected more than 1,200 votes through the month of March. Read more

Rebecca’s Story: Diagnosed at 18

Posted on April 3, 2017

My name is Rebecca Stanton, I am 22 years old and I am in colon cancer survivor.

It was mid June of 2012 when I was diagnosed. I was 18 years old, had just graduated high school and was preparing to start my first year of nursing school at the University of Maine.

My symptoms began with extreme and unrelieved abdominal pain followed by vomiting and later, weight loss. I was scanned and found to have appendicitis. I had an uncomplicated resection and was sent home. Read more

March Spotlight: Merilee Koss’ Survivor Story

Posted on March 29, 2017

Doctors gave Merilee Koss only two to four months to live after they diagnosed her with a rare form of colorectal cancer. Now, five years later, she is thriving and spreading the word about screening and positivity. Read her inspiring story and find out what she wants you to know this Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

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