Colon Cancer Seminar Thursday, March 21

PHOENIX (March 12, 2013) – Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, but is preventable when caught early. As part of our educational efforts this March for Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Arizona Digestive Health invites you to attend a free seminar about colon cancer and the steps you can take to prevent it.

Hosted by Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev at Arizona Digestive Health’s South Gilbert office, the seminar will be held Thursday, March 21 from 5pm – 6pm and include a question and answer session. Please call 480-507-5678 to reserve your spot as space is limited.

Join Us March 1st for Dress in Blue Day Event

PHOENIX (February 25, 2013) – Join us this Friday, March 1st, for a Colon Cancer Awareness Month Health Fair as part of National Dress Blue Day to promote colon cancer awareness and celebrate the courage of those affected by this disease.

Hosted by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), the health fair is one of many events held across the country in recognition of Dress in Blue Day. Blue is the nationally recognized color for colon cancer awareness and the Colon Cancer Alliance created Dress in Blue Day in 2009 to raise awareness about this preventable cancer and promote colorectal cancer screening.

The health fair will be held from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm outside ADHS headquarters in Downtown Phoenix (150 N 18th Ave). Over 200 people are expected to enjoy live music, guest speakers including ADHS Director Will Humble and Arizona Digestive Health Physician Dr. Michael Mills, and Nolan the giant, inflatable Colon.

Provided by the Arizona Chapter of the Colon Cancer Alliance, Nolan the Colon stands more than 20’ long and 12’ high, and is a fun and informative way to raise awareness of colon cancer. Inside Nolan are educational and interactive features that show guests first-hand how a healthy colon can change over time, starting with the growth of pre-cancerous polyps through the development of colorectal cancer.

The event will also feature representatives from Arizona Digestive Health, Colon Cancer Alliance and ADHS’s Fit at Fifty Healthcheck Program.

Please join us as we raise awareness for this preventable cancer. For more information, contact Ian Rogers at 602.264.9100 x316,

Introducing the ADH Mobile App!

We are pleased to announce the release of our first practice application! Designed with the physicians of Arizona Digestive Health, our free mobile app helps you prepare for your upcoming procedure with illustrated descriptions and detailed instructions to guide you through the preparation process.

By entering your procedure type, time and date, the app syncs with your smart phone’s calendar and alerts you with preparation instructions and helpful tips as you get closer to your procedure date. For your convenience, the ADH mobile app has interactive maps and contact information so finding and contacting our locations has never been easier.

Available for Apple and Android devices, our mobile app features:

  • Customizable procedure calendars and alerts
  • Illustrated descriptions of major procedures
  • Step by step instruction alerts
  • Contact physicians with one touch dialing
  • Interactive maps of all offices and endoscopy centers
  • Direct link to the Arizona Digestive Health mobile website