colon cancer prevention

Dear every cancer patient I ever took care of, I’m sorry. I didn’t get it.

May is Oncology Nursing Month. Lindsay, an Oncology Nurse, wrote a really striking piece on her blog, Here Comes the Sun, about everything she didn’t know until she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colorectal Cancer. She has graciously given us … Continue reading

Women and Colorectal Cancer

As many of you know, this is Women’s Health Week. We wanted to take some time today to talk about colorectal cancer in women, risk factors, and how we can prevent it. The typical lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer … Continue reading

1-minute Advocacy to Save Senior Lives!

In 2017, it is estimated that 135,000 new colorectal cancer cases will be diagnosed and that more than 50,000 people will die of the same condition. As we all know, colorectal cancer is incredibly preventable. It’s so preventable that we’ve … Continue reading

It’s March and we’re mad. You should be, too.

We need to talk. It’s March, which means it’s Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time when we bring greater attention and focus to the issue of colorectal cancer and its staggering impact. This March, we’re furious. Currently, the recommended screening … Continue reading

On Losing My Dad to Colon Cancer, Becoming a “Previvor,” and Saving My Life

Thanks for joining us again as we continue our week-long blog series on why it is ESSENTIAL that we start talking about colon cancer before the age of 50. On Monday, we learned about Karen Walsh, a passionate advocate for … Continue reading

Calling on the Medical and Colon Cancer Community

Thanks for tuning in as we continue our week-long blog series on why it is ESSENTIAL that we start talking about colon cancer before the age of 50. On Monday, we learned about Karen Walsh, a passionate advocate for colon … Continue reading

Can You Afford to Wait Until 50?

It’s day 2 of our week-long conversation about why the colon cancer community needs to begin the conversation about screening before 50. Thanks for tuning in! Yesterday, we learned about Karen Walsh and her powerful advocacy. Karen was the keynote speaker at the … Continue reading

November is Family History Month!

  November is Family History Month and so we have to ask – do you know your family history? Research has indicated that 1 in 4 colon cancer patients have some family history. If you have a 1st degree relative … Continue reading

We’re not done kicking butt yet!

If we learned anything from the Louisville Kicking Butt 5k, it’s that a little rain never ruined a good time for anyone. (And a lot of rain just makes life interesting!) We are so grateful to everyone who came out … Continue reading