Tag Archives: colon cancer

Mercer run raises awareness

SCCA patient Todd Lovern ran the Mercer Island Rotary Half Marathon on March 25 to help raise money for research on colon cancer. Todd had his own Team Todd, but there were more than 20 other people who ran as part of Team SCCA. Todd has told his story on our website for the benefit […]

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Patient’s inflatable colon – video tour

You may be surprised to meet SCCA patient Anita Mitchell walking through a very pink inflatable version of the colon in the video below. Mitchell hopes that by appearing at big public events and leading tours she can convince people of the value of screening. The major form of screening for colon cancer is the […]

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Money and worry are part of our research

Patients coping with cancer face burdens outside of the doctor’s office. But talking openly with their doctor may help. In two separate research studies published in March, SCCA Drs. Veena Shankaran and Jesse Fann examine these wider issues. Dr. Shankaran looked at money issues for colon cancer patients. Dr. Fann argues for more integration of […]

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End Colon Cancer Now!

Did you know? Colon cancer is preventable. Colon-cancer screening saves lives- if all colon-cancer cases were detected at their earliest stages, five-year overall survival rates would jump from 65% to 95% Colon-cancer screening is cost-effective and safe. Legislation in Washington state ensures that colon-cancer screening is covered by insurance. Community leaders across Washington joined forces […]

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