Colorectal Cancer

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Phoenix Undy Run/Walk Celebrates Tenth Year in Arizona

By | November 3rd, 2017|Prevention|

The Colon Cancer Alliance’s Undy Run/Walk will host its tenth annual event this Saturday, November 4, 2017 in the State Capitol District in downtown Phoenix. The Undy Run/Walk is a 5k and one-mile fun run/walk that raises funds and awareness for colorectal cancer. The Undy is a family- and pet-friendly walk that honors survivors, caregivers, [...]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By | March 2nd, 2016|Prevention|

Make it a priority this March to know the facts about colorectal cancer. Not enough Arizonans are up-to-date on their screenings, and too many are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer at late stages. According to the American Cancer Society, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about one in 20. In the U.S. and [...]

ADHS Participating in National 80% by 2018 Cancer Screening Initiative

By | March 16th, 2015|Prevention|

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among both men and women in Arizona.   Cancer can be detected early through a screening test, like a colonoscopy or an at-home test, when patient outcomes can be most impacted.  The Arizona Department of Health Services, along with organizations throughout the U.S., has taken the [...]

Let’s Get Screened

By | April 10th, 2014|Prevention|

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Arizona.  Across men and women, all age groups, races, and ethnicities, about ½ of all colorectal cancer diagnoses in Arizona are late-stage, which are more difficult to treat. Our Fit at Fifty HealthCheck Program screens about 1,500 Arizonans per year by providing Fecal Immunochemical Tests [...]

50th Anniversary Surgeon General Report on Smoking

By | January 29th, 2014|Prevention|

The new Surgeon General’s report on smoking called The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General adds diabetes, colorectal and liver cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction, age-related macular degeneration, and other conditions to the list of diseases that cigarette smoking causes.  The report (released this week) concludes that secondhand [...]

CDC Sortable Stats

By | September 2nd, 2013|General|

There’s a new CDC Sortable Stats web application that went live a couple of weeks ago that provides an interactive tool to analyze behavioral risk factors and health indicators compiled from various published CDC and federal sources.  You can search by state for things like death rates (e.g.  infant mortality, heart disease, motor vehicle death rates, [...]

Men’s Health Week Time to Think about Our Health

By | June 13th, 2013|Prevention|

This week is Men’s Health Week - the worldwide event happens every year before Father’s Day calling attention to the issues that affect men’s health. Many groups take the opportunity to talk about men’s health – we should be thinking about our health every week.  The top health issues that impact men’s health are also [...]

Undy 5000

By | November 13th, 2012|General|

For the 5th year in a row, we’re participating in the Undy 5000 fun walk/run on November 17th. This event helps increase awareness of colon cancer and encourages folks to bite the bullet and get screened.  The run raises money for the Colon Cancer Alliance and half the profits stay here in Arizona. Half is spent [...]

Bite the Bullet

By | November 8th, 2011|Prevention|

There are lots of things about turning 50 that make you stop and think. Near the top of the list is the conversation you’ll have with your doctor about getting a colonoscopy screening to looks for polyps and cancer.  Not every polyp turns into cancer, but just about every colon cancer starts as a polyp.  [...]

Fit & Fifty

By | May 4th, 2011|Prevention|

Our Fit and Fifty HealthCheck program encourages and provides resources for uninsured and underinsured folks to get screened for colorectal cancer. The program is funded by the CDC and a special tobacco tax.  The program is available in Maricopa, Pima and Coconino and includes access to a fecal occult blood test and colonoscopy.  To use [...]