Tag: colon cancer

Matt and Kathy Holliday help promote colon cancer screening

Matt and Kathy Holliday help promote colon cancer screening

The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is proud to team up with Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals and his mom, Kathy, a colon cancer survivor, to raise awareness about the importance of colon cancer screening.
As part of the “Cancer Doesn’t Take a Holliday” campaign, the

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Record Turnout for Annual UNDY 5000

A big thank you to the over 1,700 people who participated this morning in the fourth annual UNDY 5000 in Forest Park. The Colon Cancer Alliance event raises money for colorectal cancer research and has a very creative way to help raise awareness — runners are encouraged to show up in their boxers.
And many

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Not Too Late To Sign Up For This Weekend's UNDY 5000.

It’s not too late to sign up for the annual UNDY 5000 this weekend in Forest Park. It’s a 5K that raises dollars and awareness for colon cancer, one of the leading cancer killers that is also thought to be the most preventable.
To get out that message, we had a couple of interviews this morning

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Colon Cancer Awareness Month Brings Annual UNDY 5000 to St. Louis

Colon Cancer Awareness Month Brings Annual UNDY 5000 to St. Louis

Colon cancer is considered by many physicians to be a preventable cancer. Unfortunately, it’s the fourth most common cancer in the United States.
The reason many experts point to is lack of awareness that screening colonoscopy saves lives.
“The good news about colon cancer is that if caught early, it can be completely cured,” says

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Siteman Cancer Center Survivor Teri Griege Honored by Mayor Slay

Previously we’ve told you about Teri Griege, a two time Boston Marathon participant who is battling stage four colon cancer at our Siteman Cancer Center.
While undergoing cancer treatment, Griege trained for and finished the Ironman championship in Kona, Hawaii. In honor of her efforts, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay proclaimed today “Teri Griege Day.”

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And a she's climbing the stairway to heart healthy

The Barnes-Jewish public relations office is in a two-story building about a block east of the hospital. There’s an elevator in our building.  And it’s necessary.
People with disabilities, sometimes, in wheelchairs, sometimes need to get to the classrooms on the second floor of the building. The PR offices get deliveries of everything from boxes of publications, to

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A deadly diagnosis doesn't stop this Ironman triathlete

When I watched this story, on KSDK last night it really put any minor issues I was letting get me down into perspective. And it also gave me goosebumps.
Teri Griege is truly an inspiration.
She’s a two-time Boston Marathon finisher.
She puts in over 35 miles of running, 200 miles of biking, and 10,000

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Does A High Fiber Diet Reduce Colon Cancer Risk?

Colon cancer is thought to be the most preventable of cancers. The most effective tool in preventing the disease is a colonoscopy starting at age 50, or sometimes earlier if you are at high risk (a first degree relative with cancer, for example).
But another on the list of prevention tips is eating a high fiber

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A Special Graduation

Senior Darius Jenkins was graduating from Cahokia High School, but his mother, who is currently fighting colon cancer, was too ill to attend the ceremony.
So, the graduation ceremony came to her.
Jenkins family members, media and Cahokia School District Superintendent Dr. Pam Manning crowded into the patient’s 7th floor room at Siteman Cancer Center

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On your mark…get set…Undy!

Weather, schmeather. Hitch up them funny undies and join us tomorrow at the Undy 5000!
Come on down and enjoy a balmy morning run in Forest Park tomorrow to help raise awareness and funds for colon cancer.
The deets are as follows:
Registration – 7:30 a.m.
8:40 – Opening remarks and unbelievably cool fashion

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