Entries by Nicholas Giustino

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Staying Healthy Around The Holidays

During the holiday season, it can be difficult to stay healthy and keep your lifestyle and fitness goals. However, maintaining a healthy diet and staying active is a key component to helping fight early age onset colon cancer. Find a way to balance the holiday season with your loved ones and also keeping your health […]

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Join Us for the 2019 Ride for Research

If you’re in New York City this upcoming week, join the Colon Cancer Foundation for our 2019 Ride for Research. We’ll be clipping in for a Charity Spin Class that will benefit our work to help eradicate colon cancer and support survivors and patients. In the United States, colon cancer is the third leading cause […]

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Donate to the Colon Cancer Foundation on Giving Tuesday

Have you heard of Giving Tuesday before? It’s the perfect time to show your support for the Colon Cancer Foundation by making a quick and easy donation. Giving Tuesday occurs on the Thursday after Thanksgiving, which means it lands on Dec. 3, 2019, this year. Join the millions of Americans across the country who are […]

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Thomas Weber, MD, FACS Founder Honored at the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) 2019 Annual Meeting

Friends, peers and patients gathered at the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) 2019 annual meeting in Baltimore to remember the late Thomas Weber, MD, FACS founder and president of the Colon Cancer Foundation and past chairman of the NCCRT. Attendees emphasized the importance of honoring Dr. Weber’s legacy by accepting his challenge to continue to […]

NATIONAL CAREGIVER MONTH

“Finding Faith and Hope” – Recognizing National Caregiver Month My name is Nadya and I would like to share my story with you with the hope that I can spread awareness of early onset colon cancer and the critical role caregivers play in a patient’s cancer journey. I am in the process of writing a […]

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Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Young Adults in Developed Countries

With the recent announcement of lowering the standard screening age to 45-years-old, it’s no surprise that colon cancer is on the rise among young adults in developed countries. Despite rates decreasing in older adults  due to increased screening, early-age onset colorectal cancer continues to affect Americans nationwide. According to the study, colon cancer rates remained […]

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How Does Fitness Affect Your Risk of Colon Cancer?

A recent study has linked past fitness habits and current physical activity to a lower risk of colorectal cancer. The research shows promising insight into more ways that you can lower your personal risk of developing one of the deadliest cancers. Study participants who had at least an hour of physical activity a day from […]

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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 […]