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Alcohol Use and Cancer

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 14th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Too many harmful accidents and premature deaths are related to alcohol use every year. Cancers caused by excessive drinking are responsible for 200,000 deaths in the United States every year. April is Alcohol Awareness Month and a perfect time to discuss why consuming high levels of alcohol can put you at risk for several types of cancer. Drinking alcohol to excess has several long-term effects including damage to the brain, heart and liver. You can ...

Prevention is a Year-Round Effort

Posted by Emily White on April 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »
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Today’s guest blog is by Emily White, Advocacy Manager for Fight Colorectal Cancer. Colorectal cancer isn't a phrase that rolls off the tongue easily. It's not a “sexy” cancer that people like talking about. In fact, I was uncomfortable with the phrase myself for my first few weeks on the job at Fight Colorectal Cancer. I distinctly remember thinking, “Fight Colo...WHAT?!” when listening to a voicemail from our (now) President Anjee Davis asking me to meet her for an ...

Foods to Help You Fight Off Colorectal Cancer

Posted by Maggie Klee on March 26th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Diet and proper nutrition are vital tools in helping to prevent colorectal cancer. By staying active and packing your diet full of these vitamins and minerals, you can minimize your risk of getting this deadly disease.

Lessons Learned at the 2015 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Posted by Carolyn Aldigé on January 29th, 2015 | No Comments »
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This post was originally published here by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. As President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, it is imperative for me to keep abreast of the latest research in prevention and early detection. Because we are often contacted by newly-diagnosed GI cancer patients, it is also vital that I keep up with progress in the development of therapies. So although I’m invited to numerous meetings, I couldn’t pass up the ...

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