March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month of March, the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County is promoting awareness of colorectal cancer in a series of four articles written by Claudia Crosetti. Four Articles (pdfs): Early Colorectal Cancer Signs and Recommended Screening Risk Factors Lowering Risk Factors Through a High Fiber Diet Recipes for Health Additional Info: Colorectal Cancer Fact Sheet Colorectal Cancer Poster
by Jennifer Coursey Grant Coursey in 2012 In March 2001, Grant was sixteen months old (and I was seven months pregnant with Sean). Grant had been wheezing, so we thought he had asthma. A chest x-ray suggested a much scarier diagnosis. Follow up scans at UCSF revealed neuroblastoma pushing on Grant's windpipe, wrapped around his spinal cord and inside his left ribcage pushing his lung forward to the point where no air could [...]
by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for patient navigation with decisional support! Community Health Leader Honored for Creating a Valuable Resource for Rural Cancer Patients. Following her own struggle to access care in an underserved area, Sara O'Donnell helped design a program that's becoming a model for enhancing rural health care.