colon cancer

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

Genetic Counselor Licensure Coming to Kentucky!

We’re beyond thrilled that Govern Bevin has signed KY SB146 into law. This legislation provides for the licensure of Genetic Counselors in the state of Kentucky. Genetic counselors are specialized health care providers who are specifically trained to help families … Continue reading

The Importance of Knowing What’s In Your Genes by Justine Cooper

Today is Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day and we’re thrilled to share a guest post, written by Genetic Counselor, Justine Cooper. Thanks for sharing this information, Justine! We appreciate you and your advocacy! Many people may not consider having colon cancer … Continue reading

Passage of Smoking Cessation Bill supports Colon Cancer Prevention Project’s Mission

The Colon Cancer Prevention Project is thrilled by the announcement of the passage of Kentucky Senate Bill 89, an act relating to insurance coverage for tobacco cessation treatment. This bill will make medication and the services designed to help smokers … 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