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Walk Before You Run: Ed Sorensen’s Undy Victory

Posted on September 24, 2015

If you were at this year’s Nashville Undy Run/Walk, you may have seen Ed Sorensen run by you! What you may not have known, though, is that Ed walked the Undy last year—just three months after being diagnosed with colon cancer and two months after surgery. After that race, Ed vowed to train so he could run the next year. And he did—with his family, friends and wife Julie rooting for him. We got a chance to speak with Julie and Ed about running in the Undy and why it meant so much to them.

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How Long Was Your Colonoscopy?

Posted on September 22, 2015

While the idea of a speedy colonoscopy might sound appealing—get in, get out, get lunch!—a recent study shows  a longer-than-average colonoscopy and withdrawal time could help you determine the quality of your screening. 

The good news is we’re not talking about hours here—as little as two extra minutes of scoping around could make a difference.

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Top 5: Need to Know About Colon Cancer Under 50

Posted on September 18, 2015

Our Conversations Webinar Series is an opportunity to link national experts in colorectal cancer and other related fields to you, right in the comfort of your own home. The programs are designed to empower you to play a leading role in you healthcare management.

On September 17, we hosted “Colon Cancer Under 50: Latest Update On the Numbers,” where UC Irvine Health hematology-oncology specialist Jason Zell, DO, discussed the rise in colon cancer in those under 50, as well as new research showing that the science behind this disease is changing—even if statistics say the risk remains relatively low.

Dr. Zell coauthored a recent study with UC Irvine Health colorectal surgeon Michael Stamos, MD, entitled “Colorectal Cancer Incidence Among Young Adults in California” that was published in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.

If you missed the webinar, you can still watch the replay and get the top 5 takeaways!

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Cleveland Clinic Brings Undy to Local Community

Posted on September 17, 2015

There are many things to consider when making the decision to host an Undy Run/Walk in a brand new city: Do we have Colon Cancer Alliance supporters in the area? Are there GI doctors and local businesses willing to support the event? And most importantly, are there people in the local community willing to be the boots on the ground and spread the word about the Undy? In the case of the first annual Cleveland Undy Run/Walk held this past April, the answer to all of these was a resounding “Yes!”

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Food: Friend or Foe?

Posted on September 16, 2015

September is Food Safety Month and as I reviewed the questions about food safety and colon cancer that we received over the last couple of weeks, it became very clear that people are just as concerned about the quality of food we are putting in our bodies on a regular basis as they are about washing hands well before eating.

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