Fight CRC
January 2012
March 5 - 7
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Fight Colorectal Cancer Call-on Congress
Join us for three remarkable days in March
For seven years, Fight Colorectal Cancer has been leading patients, family members and survivors to the steps of the US Capitol as part of its grassroots training and legislative event, Call-on Congress.

 

When asked why she comes to Call-on Congress each year, stage IV survivor Suzanne Lindley said, "There is nothing like it...walking into the halls of Congress knowing that you are alive because of research, and that the difference you make by sharing your voice may not only save your life, but the lives of countless others." 

 

Share your story and become a force for a cure for colorectal cancer.

 

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Registration closes February 5, 2012   

 

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Colorectal cancer cells

Fight CRC staff are attending the 2012 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco this week.  The annual conference features leaders in the colorectal cancer field and the latest colon and rectal cancer prevention and treatment research.

 

Watch for our reports from the Symposium on the Fight Colorectal Cancer Research and Treatment News blog or follow us on Twitter @FightCRC.

 
Also make plans to join our webinar on February 8th, Report from the 2012 GI Cancers Symposium, led by Dr. Dan Sargent of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.

 

New Year Resolutions

As your other New Year's resolutions fall to the wayside, make this one count: Get screened for colorectal cancer in 2012. 

 
A regular schedule of colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 50 is the best way to prevent colon and rectal cancer. Screening may need to begin before age 50 if you are at higher risk. In addition, there are lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your colorectal cancer risk.

 

Learn how to cut your cancer risk. 

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If you have ever wondered how other patients cope during treatment or after a recurrence, you're not alone. Fight Colorectal Cancer's support community on Inspire.com is a lifeline for patients to post comments and questions about their diagnosis, complications, small victories and setbacks.  

 

Fight CRC's Facebook page contains news, progress on promising treatments and space for survivors to ask questions and share their own experiences.

 

Join us in cyberspace. Virtual hugs and high-fives await. 

   

Colorectal cancer deaths have decreased overall in the past 30 years, but survival rates for blacks who were diagnosed at late stages have not improved.  

 

The American Cancer Society analyzed changes in colorectal cancer mortality rates by race and stage at diagnosis and found that 60 percent of the disparities between blacks and whites were due to late stage diagnosis, when the disease has spread to other parts of the body.

 

Read more. 

 

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Fight Colorectal Cancer's monthly webinar series receives consistent high marks from the patients who participate in them.

 

Now, when we bring experts in oncology to you, you can take them on the road with you.

 

You can join our webinars on your mobile device simply by downloading the free GoToMeeting app for iPhone and iPad

 

After you've finished downloading, be sure to join us for our monthly patient webinars - no matter where you are. 

 

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You're Not Losing It. You Have Cancer. 

Tomorrow! January 18th
8 - 9:30 PM Eastern

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Report from the 2012 GI Cancers Symposium

February 8, 2012
8 - 9:30 PM Eastern 

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In the past year, Fight CRC helped patients and worked toward a cure. 

 

Read about our progress, success and sound fiscal management. (PDF)

Winter 2012 newsletter

In this issue:
  • Easing the Emotional Burden of Cancer
  • Patient to Patient: Getting Through the Tough Times
  • New Way of Doing Business in DC
  • Three Remarkable Days in March
  • What to Do About a Drug Shortage

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Are you or your company participating in a health fair for Fight Colorectal Cancer month? 

 

We have what you need. Shirts, lapel pins, bracelets, buttons, bumper stickers and informational handouts (some are free!).

 

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Fight Colorectal Cancer demands a cure for colon and rectal cancer. We educate and support patients and caregivers, push for changes in policy that will increase and improve research, and empower survivors to raise their voices against the status quo.
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