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Listen to your body: A young-onset colorectal cancer patient’s journey

Patrick Beauregard is a 31-year-old Marine corporal who, at age 29, was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer that had spread to his lungs. With support from his family and his wife, Amanda, he is sharing his story to advocate for more awareness of colorectal cancer among young adults. Patrick and his oncologist, Dr. Kimmie Ng […]

“Too Young for This Sh*t: The Rise of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer” Webcast

Colorectal cancer is often thought of as an “old person’s disease,” but it’s becoming more common among younger adults (under age 50). On April 22, Congressional Families hosted a live webcast, “The Rise of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer,” at the National Association of Broadcasters studios to educate the public about this alarming trend and focus the […]

Think you’re “Too Young for This Sh*t?” Think again.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. — It’s a common misconception that colorectal cancer affects only older people—but today, more adults under the recommended screening age are being diagnosed than ever before. Because younger people may be unaware of risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer, those who do have […]