March 2, 2018 – More than 200 people dressed in blue attended the 1st annual event held downtown Denver at the magnificent McNichols Civic Center Building. Buildings, including the Colorado State Capitol Building, were lit blue to raise awareness of colon cancer. Colon cancer is the #2 cancer killer, and 1:20 will be diagnosed with it. The #1 Symptom = No Symptoms.
With generous support we were able to raise $132,000. This incredible success is only possible because of big-hearted people in Colorado and beyond.
The inaugural Blue Hope Bash Denver is a signature event of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. It unites both individuals and corporations that are passionate about supporting a mission to end colorectal cancer within our lifetime.
Kim Kronenberger & Rusty Hogan
Pruritus Ani is Latin for “itchy anus”, and is a bothersome irritation of the skin around the anus. Numerous factors can cause anal itch, and it is treatable. Factors that can put you more at risk include dietary factors, fecal matter on underwear, diabetes, antibiotic use, skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrhea, and excessive sweating. It could also be your hemorrhoids itching!
When you scratch, you irritate the skin even more. So, what can you do to stop the embarrassing itchy anus?
Is it what I’m eating? Sure, it may play a role with pruritus ani. Coffee, tea, energy drinks, citrus fruits, spicy food, beer, dairy products, and nuts can contribute. That’s because certain foods can make your stool irritating. Try eliminating one of these at a time for several weeks, and see if it helps.
Is it what I’m using down there? Yes, scented toilet paper, soaps and creams, and detergents can contribute to your problem. Avoid soaps to anal area, use plain white toilet paper, and keep the area dry. Check with your doctor about over-the-counter ointments and creams—the wrong one can make the itch worse!
Is my chronic diarrhea causing the itch? Good question, because stool is very irritating and a common cause of pruritus ani. Keep the area clean—plain water rinses are good—and gently wipe and dry after every bowel movement. Do not scrub, and avoid scratching as much as possible. Cool compresses can be soothing, too.
What other conditions can cause itchy anal itching? Sexually transmitted diseases, fungal and yeast infections, parasites, precancerous lesions, and tumors can be primary to your itching. That’s why it is so important to be examined and treated by a board certified colon & rectal surgeon. Don’t be embarrassed, and please don’t wait!
Contact Dr. Lisa A. Perryman, a board certified colon & rectal surgeon in Denver at (303)840-8822, or request an appointment at www.ColoradoColon.com.
United Healthcare has awarded Lisa A. Perryman, MD, FACS, FASCRS, its 2017 Premium Care Physician designation for providing quality and cost-efficient care. Dr. Perryman is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon serving patients throughout the Denver metro area. The UnitedHealth Premium program helps members make informed choices for their medical care. Premium Care Physician is UnitedHealthcare’s highest physician designation. Dr. Perryman specializes in cancer prevention colonoscopies, hemorrhoid treatments, and other colorectal conditions.
9NEWS/NBC selected Colorado Colon & Rectal Specialists’ Dr. Lisa A. Perryman, FACS, FASCRS, to launch Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March 2017. It marked the return of the popular 9NEWS Buddy Check9, which highlights different types of cancer each month. March is colorectal cancer awareness month, and like breast cancer has its own special color—BLUE.
Dr. Perryman appeared on the Emmy Award-winning show Colorado & Company with 9NEWS host, Denise Plante. Colon Cancer Alliance, based in Washington, D.C., sponsored the segment below.
Colon Cancer is the Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death and Strikes 1:20 People
Dr. Perryman was also featured in this year’s colon cancer awareness public service announcement encouraging people to get screened for colon cancer. 9NEWS/NBC sent the television clips and PSA to 46 markets across America and released 1.5 million (yes, million) mobile apps throughout Colorado. The message was clear: get screened for colorectal cancer today!
Important Fact: Early Colon Cancer Usually Has No Symptoms
To learn more, please visit our colon cancer awareness page or call our office at (303) 840-8822 to schedule a consultation, colonoscopy, or to speak with our medical staff if you have questions or concerns. You may also request an appointment on our contact page.
We are now participating in the Colorado Health Neighborhood Network and accepting CHN insurance plans. There are several policies listed under these plans. Some of them are held under UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Bright Health. If you have any specific questions regarding whether you have these plans, or if we are in your network, please contact your insurance company directly or contact our office at (303)840-8822. Some insurance companies have Dr. Perryman listed as Lisa Perryman or Lisa Zuraff-Perryman. Please be sure to check for her under both names if they do not recognize one of them.
Thank you to everyone that participated in and donated to this year’s Beers 4 Rears fundraiser at Dry Dock Brewery! We had a RECORD turn out! All proceeds made last night will support colon cancer awareness, help fund local patient’s colonoscopies who are uninsured or under insured, and fund programs for persons currently going through cancer treatment.
Dr. Perryman and her staff will also be participating in the Colon Cancer Alliance‘s Undy Walk/Run on June 25th, 2016 at City Park in Denver, CO. See directions below on how to join or donate to our team, The Healthy Hiney! This year over 100,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Half of those lives could be saved with preventative screenings!
Start the New Year off right by improving your colon health through eating a healthy diet. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published research linking red meat and processed meat to colon cancer. Decreasing the amount of processed meat in your diet may reduce your risk of developing colon cancer. Make an effort to increase your intake of fiber, lean protein, and healthy fats. These diet modifications will also help you control your weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is beneficial to your colon health. A well-rounded diet in addition to routine screenings, such as colonoscopies is essential to lowering your risk of developing colon cancer.
Take control of your health this year!
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A big thanks to everyone who supported Beers 4 Rears and the Undy Run/Walk event. This is the 3rd year we have participated in the Undy Run/Walk event. Our team name is the Healthy Hiney. The Undy Run/Walk took place at City Park in Denver on June 27th. It was great to see the large numbers of people who support Colon Cancer Awareness. All funds raised go to the Colon Cancer Alliance. For more information on what the proceeds are used for, please visit: Why we fundraise
Hope to see even more people out next year!
Colon cancer is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., yet most people don’t talk about it. Colon cancer is preventable by getting routine colonoscopy screenings.While rates for colon cancer in adults 50 and older have been declining due to routine screening recommendations, incidence rates in adults younger than 50 has been increasing. 7 in 10 people diagnosed with colon cancer had no symptoms.
Colorado Colon & Rectal Specialists is proud to announce that we are organizing a fundraiser called Beers 4 Rears to promote Colon Cancer Awareness which will help fund local uninsured/under insured colon cancer screenings, and programs for patients undergoing colon/rectal/anal cancer treatments. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Colon Cancer Alliance. Please join us for a fun evening of mingling at Dry Dock Brewing Company in Aurora, CO on Thursday June 4, 2015 from 5-8pm! If you need more information, please contact our office at (303) 840-8822.
For more information on the Colon Cancer Alliance, please visit their website at www.ccalliance.org