Entries by Nicholas Giustino

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October Is Health Literacy Month

This October is health literacy month where we celebrate 20 years of promoting health information. Whether you have rarely used your health insurance in the past or your family hits its deductible every year, a recent colorectal cancer diagnosis may still feel daunting. Learn more about basic health literacy terms that you may need to […]

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Financial Assistance for Colorectal Cancer Screenings and Treatments

If you have recently had a colorectal cancer diagnosis or need a screening, learn more about financial assistance programs that may alleviate some of your medical bills. The Blue Hope Financial Assistance program helps low-income individuals reduce the burden of testing and treatment costs. The Blue Hope Financial Assistance program offers low-cost screenings for colonoscopies […]

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COLOGUARD® GAINS FDA APPROVAL FOR USE IN YOUNGER AMERICANS, AGES 45 TO 49

Stool DNA test offers a sensitive, noninvasive, at-home option to screen for colorectal cancer, second deadliest cancer in U.S. MADISON, Wis. –September 23, 2019 (NASDAQ: EXAS) – Exact Sciences Corp. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test, Cologuard, for eligible average-risk individuals ages 45 and […]

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September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer, one of the most deadliest cancers in the United States, affects a variety of ages. This September, honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by learning more about early age onset cancer and how it affects those around you.   What Is Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer? Early age onset cancer happens when anyone under […]

African Americans Have a Greater Risk for Colorectal Cancer

When it comes to colorectal cancer, various factors affect your risk for developing this deadly disease, including your ethnicity. African Americans are more likely to develop colorectal cancer at a younger age than Caucasian or Hispanics.   Why are African Americans More Likely to Develop Colorectal Cancer? Multiple factors affect one’s likelihood of developing colorectal […]

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Fifth Annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit Videos

Did you catch our recap on the Fifth Annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit? We are excited to share video footage from our groundbreaking conference on preventing colorectal cancer. If you were unable to attend, please watch these short recaps on various sessions throughout the summit.   Palliative Care https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pURzAM80gMo In session six, Sarah […]

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What Is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is a trending topic in many cancer circles right now and is making headway as general medical care for those with colorectal or colon cancer. Palliative care is a specific treatment for those suffering from severe illness with the hopes of providing relief from symptoms. While palliative care is still becoming mainstream for […]