National CRC Awareness Month - Message from the White House

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Re: National CRC Awareness Month - Message from the White House

Postby jep » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:01 pm

Thank you for sharing this...I didn't realize that March is CRC Awareness Month...
Husband DX Stage IV CC on May 16, 2017
47 years old
Tumor Location: recto-sigmoid
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 7.4 cm
Tumor grade: G3
TNM code: T3N2M1
Positive lymph nodes: 8 out of 20
Baseline CEA value: .9
LVI: present
Perineural invasion: present
Surgical margins: clear (w/in microns)
Primary surgery type: LAR
Folfox (August 2017-January 2018)
Scope June '18 - CLEAR! - 2 polyps removed
PET Scan 10/17/18: 3 positive lymph nodes
Irinotecan + Vectobix (started in November 2018)

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Re: National CRC Awareness Month - Message from the White House

Postby Caat55 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:24 am

The cancer center at the local hospital has "Colon Bowling" at the bowling alley in nearby casino to raise money for ColoRectal Cancer patients and raise awareness.
55 y.o. Female
Dx 9/26/17 RC Stage 3
Completed 33 rad. tx, xeolda 12/8/17
MRI and PET 1/18 sign. regression
Surgery 1/31/18 Ileostomy, clean margins, no lymph node involved
Port 3/1/2018
Oxaliplatin and Xeloda start 3/22/18
Last Oxaliplatin 7/5/18, 5 rounds
CT NED 9/2018

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CRC Awareness Month -- Social MediaToolkit

Postby O Stoma Mia » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:14 pm

For persons interested in using social media for spreading the word about colorectal cancer, here is a useful toolkit:

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Social MediaToolkit

You can also make your own flyers or media presentation by using the software on this website:

Here are some examples for various types of cancer:

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