What Do Your Genes Say About You?
one in four patients have a family history of colon cancer that could suggest genetics playing a role in their diagnosis. A
family history of colon cancer or polyps puts you at increased risk. Be proactive! Learn more and check
out our free
family health history tree.
Undy Participants Fund a Lifesaving Screening
you know the Undy
Run/Walk supports local screening, research and treatment programs? At the Abramson Cancer Center at the University
of Pennsylvania, your donations have made possible the first-ever screening
navigation program in the Philadelphia area. Read more.
My Story: Personalized Chemo Dosing
I’m certain every person diagnosed with cancer asks, "Is doing me any good?" The great thing about the My5-FU blood test was that we could personalize the amount of chemotherapy to my body. Twice we found out that I wasn’t receiving enough 5-FU. Another time, my dosage was too high.
The greatest feeling was coming in to hear my doctor say, “We’re right on the mark.” Read Judy's story.
Learn more about how you can find the right chemo dosing for you at our upcoming webinar. Register now!
13.1 Miles for My Mom
“For me, long distance
running typically involves sprinting to the closest bar for a pint and a
cheeseburger. To provide some additional context, I ran a 5K last week and was
beat by an 8 year old… Nevertheless, I have set my mind to doing this for two
important reasons: to raise funds to support the Colon Cancer Alliance and to
honor my late mother, Mary Fran Daly, my hero.”
Despite the odds, on May 17th, Tim
Daly finished the Brooklyn Half Marathon and raised more than $7,000 in memory
of his mother. Way to go, Tim! If you’d like to honor a loved one through a Blue Star Tribute,
please contact Ali Ornitz at (202) 628-0123 ext.109.
Senator Sherrod Brown recently introduced the “Removing
Barriers to Colorectal Screening Act” (S.2348). This bill would correct an
oversight in the current law that is causing Medicare beneficiaries to pay
coinsurance when they have a screening colonoscopy and the physician finds and
removes polyps. Tell
your Senator to sign on to this letter to help close this loophole!
Hero of the Month
After unexpectedly losing her brother to colon cancer, Elysia Hayden made it her mission to put this disease on the radar of others in her
Spokane community. On May 17th, through a Virtual Undy Run/Walk, she saw this goal come to life.
“We want to share Caleb’s story in the hopes
that it might save someone else the same fate. Knowledge is power. As soon as
we knew Caleb died from colon cancer, we knew we had not only an obligation to
get ourselves screened, but also a duty to share the facts with others.” Read
Daily - My CCA Support Friendship Live Chat
June 10 - Stage IV-UM/Friendship Chat
June 14 - First Baptist Church of Glenarden Health Expo, Upper Marlboro, MD
June 24 - Webinar: Customized Chemotherapy
June 28 - Denver, CO Undy Run/Walk
June 28 - Tacoma, WA Undy Run/Walk
July 19 - Jersey Shore, NJ Undy Run/Walk
August 16 - Nashville, TN Undy Run/Walk
September 13 - Philadelphia, PA Undy Run/Walk