Happy New Year! There is much to look forward to in 2018. In March, I celebrate my 7th “cancerversary.” This is probably why, being Stage IV, my oncologist called me an “outlier.” I’ll take that! Next month The Colon Cancer Podcast will celebrate its 3rd anniversary. Also, on February 8th – 10th I will be […]
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I learned of Sasha’s story through a Faces of Blue profile from The Colon Cancer Coalition. Here’s the article: 18 months, 78 weeks, 546 days, 13104 hours, 786240 minutes. I heard him, but I didn’t really hear him. I stared into his face trying to keep composure. Eighteen months with a good quality of life […]
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Matthew Dons, originally from the U.K. and now living in Japan was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer in 2016. I was introduced to Matthew by Dr. Andrew Albert who was a previous guest on the podcast. During our conversation Matthew talked extensively about the various treatment options that he’s explored including Proton Beam Therapy. Matthew […]
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Ed Yakacki III first appeared on The Colon Cancer Podcast in April, 2015 – http://thecoloncancerpodcast.com/010. During that interview Ed talked about his his experience with colorectal cancer; a disease that his doctors have now said he’s beaten. Unfortunately, Ed had many more cancer battles in front of him. Since beating colorectal cancer, Ed has been […]
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Dave Dubin is a 2-time colon cancer survivor and the third generation in his family with Lynch Syndrome. He founded Aliveandkickn.org with the mission “To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by Lynch Syndrome and associated cancers through research, education, and screening.” A key component of Aliveandkickn.org is the Heroic Registry. This registry “allows […]
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2 1/2 year survivor, Joy Freedman shared her thoughts on the 2017 Tomorrow Can’t Wait Colorectal Cancer Alliance conference.
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On November 1st, 2017 CEO, Michael Sapienza, made an exciting announcement about the rebranding of The Colon Cancer Alliance to the new Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Listen to this announcement followed by an interview with Michael about this new initiative.
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Noel Doheny, CEO of Epigenomics, spoke with me during Tomorrow Can’t Wait, the 2017 Colorectal Cancer Alliance conference. Epigenomics has developed the first FDA and PMA approved liquid biopsy test to screen for colorectal cancer.
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When photographer, Scott Wilson, was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer and was told chemotherapy meant avoiding direct sunlight, placing serious constraints on his landscape photography career, he set about creating a new Colorado wildlife portfolio, shot entirely Through the Window of his car. The result is a compelling visual journey through Scott’s year-long triumph […]
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Dr. Andrew Albert is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist and serves patients in Chicago at his practice, Chicago Gastro. After losing a patient to colon cancer he was at his wit’s end. “Colon Cancer is 95% preventable if people would only get screened” he said. An avid cyclist, Dr. Albert decided to voice his frustration and […]
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A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. The emotions behind hearing the words “you have cancer” can often cloud a patient’s ability to comprehend the information being shared by the medical team as well as the patient’s ability to ask important questions. Eddie Leigh is a 20 year survivor of colorectal cancer and is the Founder […]
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Most people do everything on their power to avoid having difficult conversations. I can’t think of a more difficult conversation then having to tell your children you have cancer. I’ve had to do this on several occasions and even though I’m the parent of adult children it is incredibly hard. I couldn’t imagine having to […]
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Many of our listeners know Dr. Tom Marsilje. Tom was a guest on the show in 2016. He is currently crowdfunding a UCSD (University of California, San Diego) CRC clinical trial. Because of the timing of this critical project, along with the challenges that The Colon Cancer Podcast experienced due to Hurricane Irma, we decided […]
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Like so many young Colon Cancer Survivors, Sarah DeBord was told her symptoms were “probably hemorrhoids.” Several years later she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. Having recently completed her 125th round of chemotherapy, Sarah says her disease is stable. During our conversation we discussed: Her work with the Colon Cancer Coalition The Colon […]
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Tabitha Cavanaugh was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer in January of 2017. She was 31 years old and had a little girl and had just gotten married. Tabitha completed chemotherapy in July of 2017 and immediately plunged herself into exercise as a way to heal her mind and body. On her Facebook page, Grit […]
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Dr. Cannon is a specialty care physician board certified in medical oncology. He has a special interest in management of gastrointestinal malignancies including colorectal cancer. Dr. Cannon is the clinical director and moderator of the weekly molecular tumor board at Inova, which matches patients with targeted therapies based on molecular diagnostics. He is very interested […]
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Deb Fox has made it her mission to help the members of the ostomy community. She has created a private Facebook group – OstoMyFamily – to provide those with ostomies a private, safe forum to discuss all things ostomy. Her websites – ostomy211.com and ostomy211.org -provide numerous resources, along with support, for the ostomy community. Deb received […]
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I first met Valarie Schlosser at the 2015 Colon Cancer Alliance annual conference. Her smile and positive outlook on life immediately caught my attention. We joked that even though we both lived in Tampa, FL we had to travel to Phoenix to meet each other. Since that meeting I’ve had the pleasure of working with […]
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Ann Favreau is a retired teacher, published author, and consummate volunteer. She describes herself as a traveler who marvels at the awesome and finds wonder in the ordinary. Here is her story: If you had told me in 1988 that enduring hours of surgery to have my rectum and part of my colon removed due […]
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A couple of month’s ago I received an email from fellow survivor and former podcast guest, Stacy Hurt. She said she recently attended a presentation where Sage Bolte was the presenter and I had to have her as a guest on the podcast. Dr. Sage Bolte serves as the Executive Director of Life with Cancer […]
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