Entries by Nicholas Giustino

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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 […]

Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day in June

On the first Sunday in June, we celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day to honor those that have fought cancer and won. Colorectal cancer, which is one of the United States’ deadliest diseases, is expected to kill 51,020 people during 2019, according to the American Cancer Society. Colorectal cancer continues to claim the lives of many […]

Why Colon Cancer Is Increasing in Young Adults

Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is the second deadliest cancer in the United States. While the cancer often affected those over 50-years-old in the past, colon cancer is increasing in young adults at an alarming rate. Learn more about why early-onset colon cancer is on the rise for those under the age of […]

Vitamin D May Slow Colorectal Cancer Growth

Sun lovers rejoice: recent studies show that vitamin D may slow down colorectal cancer growth. A new trial called SUNSHINE, conducted at 11 United States academic and community cancer centers, showed positive results for patients with advanced colorectal cancer. In the study, two groups of 139 participants with advanced colorectal cancer took either a high-dose […]

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Interview With 2019 Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award Recipient Dr. Jenny Lazarus

The Colon Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Jenny Lazarus as a recipient of the 2019 Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award. Dr. Lazarus currently focuses on immune therapy, combined with looking at colon cancer at a microscopic level to understand how the cancer cells interact with other cells. She will join the Colon Cancer […]

Colorectal Cancer and Family History

Do you know anyone in your family that has had colorectal cancer before? If so, you and other loved ones may be at risk to develop this deadly cancer in the future. You may benefit from genetic testing to see if there are steps you can take to minimize your risk of developing colorectal cancer. […]

Early Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer

Let’s face it: we’ve all been there before with gastrointestinal issues. Chances are that you’ve encountered some of the symptoms of early onset colorectal cancer. However, do you know when to chalk your symptoms up to a temporary situation or whether it’s time to go to the doctor? Learn more about the early symptoms of […]

Get Involved with the Colon Cancer Foundation

We have a large challenge on our hands at the Colon Cancer Foundation and we need your help. Colorectal cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in the world and is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States for men and women. We’re working to eradicate this deadly cancer, but we can’t […]