In The News
New Study Review Confirms Link Between Diabetes and Colon Cancer
Legumes and Brown Rice Fight Colon Cancer, Research Suggests
Medicare OKs Colon Cancer Test
New Online Tool Helps Patients Customize Treatment Plan
My Colon Cancer Coach is a unique online tool that guides patients through a series of simple questions, then provides a personalized report to share with their physician as they discuss treatment options. Please visit MyColonCancerCoach.org to learn more.
CCA Store - Take 10% Off!
We are proud to announce the redesign of our online store. To celebrate, we'd like to offer you a discount of 10% off your order through the end of October. Just apply the code OCT10 at checkout to get your discount.
Shop now for t-shirts, mugs, pins and other awareness gear as well as informative materials to share in your community or workplace. We hope you enjoy your shopping experience!
While you're in the shopping mood, why not stock up early on holiday cards? Shop Cards for Causes for bulk cards. Select us as your charity of choice before checkout, and we'll get a portion of the proceeds. How easy is that?
Want to Know More about the Drug Shortage?
There are currently 211 drugs on the national drug shortage list, 22 of which are chemotherapy agents. Of these, five are used for the treatment of colorectal cancer. Check out our interview with CCA Patient Advocate and colon cancer survivor Dr. Laura Porter to learn more about the drug shortage and what it means for survivors.
We think you'll have some strong opinions once you view the video. We invite you to contact your representatives and make your voice heard by taking part in our advocacy alert.
CCA Blue Note Fund Hitting a High Note
Word is getting around about our Blue Note Fund. We received over 300 applications from all over the country this past quarter! While we are excited that more people are finding this fund, we can only give 100 awards per quarter. As you can see, the need is great! If you can, please help us help those in need.
You can support the newly diagnosed by giving today. Consider setting up a recurring donation for as little as $10 a month.
Nancy Butterfield Promoted to Patient Engagement Coordinator
If you’ve ever called our Helpline or participated on My CRC Connections, then you probably know Nancy Butterfield. Nancy's experience and compassion make her a very important part of the CCA family. Nancy became involved in the fight against colon cancer as a caregiver for her mother and joined our Patient Support team almost three years ago. We’re excited to announce that Nancy has been promoted to our Patient Engagement Coordinator position! She’ll be working to mobilize and inspire survivors across the country to advocate for screening and awareness in their communities. Congratulations, and thank you for all your hard work, Nancy!
The CCA Wants You! Help Us Increase Screening Referrals
Research shows that 80% of people would get screened if their doctor recommended it. That's why the CCA has developed a special kit just for primary care providers (PCPs) featuring informational materials to encourage more screening referrals, but we need your help. Order our new PCPs vs. CRC Outreach Kit and let PCPs in your community know how important they are in the fight against colon cancer.
Jay Cuetara is our featured Buddy! Jay has been a wonderful Buddy for years, helping many newly diagnosed patients by calming their fears and offering hope with his amazing story. Jay has had stable stage IV disease by managing it with determination, research, hope and humor.
Jay has also been featured in the news, including the San Francisco Chronicle and NY Times after being told he could not get his treatment due to the 5FU shortage. Check out our website for more of Jay's story.
October 29 - Dallas Undy 5000
November 2 - Tele-Chat: Caring for the Caregiver
November 5 - Washington, DC Undy 5000
November 12 - Atlanta Undy 5000
November 19 - Phoenix Undy 5000
Check out our Blue Star Calendar for a complete list of events.