Fight CRC
April 2012
Staff at NASDAQ March 2012
Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates and survivors in Times Square


Fight Colorectal Cancer President Carlea Bauman, along with advocates and survivors, rang the Nasdaq closing bell March 29 to raise awareness that colorectal cancer can be prevented, treated and beaten. See the video and more pictures from Nasdaq! 



  Screening saves lives but can you be      over-screened? A campaign by    gastrointestinal specialists outlines    recommendations on how often people  with average risk for colorectal cancer  should be tested. 


The campaign aims  to reduce unnecessary testing and promote better conversations between patients and physicians.  Click here for five questions to ask your doctor.

Kids share laughs and more at Camp Kesem
 Children of cancer patients often miss out on the simple joys of childhood. 
Since 2000, Camp Kesem has given children affected by a parent's cancer the opportunity to just be kids. It is open to children aged 6 - 13 who has a parent or primary guardian who has, or had, cancer. Even better: it's free. 

There are camps all across the U.S. and many are still taking applications for summer 2012 (see a list of locations and dates here). This summer, send your little caregiver to camp.


Studies show that diet, nutrition and exercise can prevent colorectal cancer from developing or coming back. Simple changes can make a difference.  


In an interview on Fight Colorectal Cancer's YouTube channel, Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute tells us what food and exercise choices today can affect our quality of life for decades.  

Dr. Nicholas Petrelli
Dr. Nicholas Petrelli
Fight Colorectal Cancer welcomes Dr. Nicholas Petrelli, a nationally recognized expert on colorectal cancer, as a member of its Medical Advisory Board. 


Members of the Medical Advisory Board provide the organization with medical, research and clinical advice on colon and rectal cancer. 


Click here to read about Dr. Petrelli's four decades of experience in oncology care.



Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month has ended, but our fight to prevent the disease and find a cure continues. 


Please consider a donation of $10 today to Fight Colorectal Cancer's patient education, research and advocacy efforts.



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In This Issue
Monthly patient webinars

What New Drugs Are On the Way
for Colorectal Cancer?

April 18, 2012

8 - 9:30 PM Eastern



Managing Your Symptoms and Side Effects 

May 16, 2012

8 - 9:30 PM Eastern 



Missed a webinar, or want to watch one again?  

Lilly Oncology On Canvas is

a competition designed to help patients cope with the emotional side of cancer, using art and narrative. Enter by April 30. 


Brenda Elsagher  Author and  rectal cancer survivor Brenda Elsagher found a new career in comedy after  her diagnosis. 
She's featured in a recent edition of Cancer Today's Q&A blog. 

In the Spring issue:
  • Call to Action
  • Living with an Ostomy
  • When "Free" Isn't
  • A Living Legacy
  • Make Some Noise

Download now. 


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