colon cancer

A Letter From Dave Regarding the Latest CDC Study

In a recent study released by the CDC, the report showed that those living in rural areas had higher death rates from cancer than those in urban areas. This study showed there were a few contributing factors to the increased death … Continue reading

Colon Cancer Survivor, Eric Gilliland, to Play 100 Holes of Golf for Prevention and Awareness

Eric Gilliland, Golf Pro for Audubon Country Club and early-onset Colon Cancer Survivor, plans to participate in the PGA Golf Day where he will play 100 holes of golf to benefit the Colon Cancer Prevention Project.             “Since my diagnosis I’ve developed a heightened sense … Continue reading

From Couch to Kicking Butt – a Free Training Plan for the 5k!

Hey there, beautiful butt kickers! Are you getting excited for the Louisville and Lexington Kicking Butt 5ks? We certainly are! We know that there are a lot of different people at these events. Some are triathletes, some are neighborhood runners, … Continue reading

Build A Little Nest: Advice for New Cancer Patients

Build A Little Nest: Advice for New Cancer Patients by Jessica Martin In my mind’s eye, I remember the initial period following my Stage IV colon cancer diagnosis at age 38 as a pile of blurry (due to all the … Continue reading

I’m not “Big Stace,” but I do play her on TV

I’m Not “Big Stace,” But I Do Play Her on TV One Cancer Warrior’s Journey to Establish Her Identity   Above all else, cancer is a thief.  It ruthlessly steals and takes everything it possibly can from us – our … Continue reading

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