Decembeard: Five Famous Beards

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It’s that time of the year, friends. Decembeard is upon us, the time of the year when people all over the world grow beards to bring awareness to colorectal cancer. We at the Colon Cancer Answer team hope your whiskers are coming in just fine. For today we have something special planned: a list of […]

Decembeard: Beard Grooming Tips

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It’s that time of the year once again, friends. Decembeard is upon us, the time of the year when people all over the world grow beards to bring awareness to colorectal cancer. We at the Colon Cancer Answer team hope your whiskers are coming in just fine. For today we have something special planned: some […]

Why I Founded Chris4Life

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Why did Michael Sapienza found Chris4Life? Michael Sapienza, founder of Chris4Life, had a very personal experience with colon cancer when his mother, Christine, was diagnosed in 2006. Christine fought the disease for three years before passing in 2009. Michael had seen many organizations doing wonderful things concerning colon cancer, but felt that more should be […]

Finding a Cure for Colon Cancer with The Wunder Project

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How does the Wunder Project approach finding a cure for colon cancer? Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz is a professor of medicine whose focus is to understand the molecular makeup of colon cancer. By understanding the molecular makeup of cancer, doctors can better understand how the cancer functions and develop new treatment options. Gloria Borges, a young […]

Advice for Those Who Have Lost a Loved One to Colon Cancer

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Chris4Life founder Michael Sapienza offers advice for coping. Michael Sapienza, founder and executive director of the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, shares his advice for those who have lost a loved one to colon cancer. Michael Sapienza:  Hello, my name is Michael Sapienza and I am the executive director and founder of the Chris4Life Colon Cancer […]

Chris4Life Raises Colon Cancer Awareness

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Founder Michael Sapienza explains how the Chris4Life foundation raises awareness for colon cancer. The Chris4Life Cancer Foundation works tirelessly to raise colon cancer awareness and prevention. Colon cancer is around 90% preventable in most cases, yet is still the second leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. Chris4Life also […]

What is the Chris4Life Foundation?

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The Chris4Life Foundation explained. The Chris4Life Cancer Foundation partners with multiple academic institutions across the country to conduct cutting edge research. Chris4Life is an interesting and unique foundation which funds a lot of cutting edge research with multiple academic institutions around the country. Chris4Life also uses interesting campaigns in unique ways to raise an incredible amount […]

Who Is at Risk for Colorectal Cancer and When Should Screening Begin?

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Colon cancer can affect anyone, although those with a family history have a higher risk for developing the disease. Screenings are recommended beginning at age 50. Dr. Djenaba A. Joseph explains what conditions necessitate screenings. Dr. Djenaba A. Joseph:  So when you think about people who are at risk for colorectal cancer, short answer is […]

What Causes Colon Cancer?

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Unfortunately, the causes of colon cancer are unknown, but there are several preventative measures that reduce risk.  Dr. Djenaba A. Joseph discusses some dietary changes that you can make to reduce risk. Djenaba A. Joseph, MD:  Don’t know actually.  So some studies have shown an association between obesity, lack of physical activity, the typical western […]

Family Syndromes That Cause Colon Cancer

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Heredity can be a risk for colon cancer, and there are several hereditary syndromes that increase risk for colon cancer. Learn about the family syndromes in this video from Dr. George P. Kim. George P. Kim, MD: So we know that there are very specific hereditary syndromes related to risks of colon cancer. Those are […]


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