Potentially life-saving

Graves High hosts Incredible Colon trip

Teresa Holmes (left) stopped at Graves County High School recently and took a trip through The Incredible Colon. Here, she talks with Murray State University nursing students Jerry Wadley and Brittany Eisenga. The inflatable tunnel displayed healthy and unhealthy aspects of the colon, including polyps, cancer, and Chrone’s Disease. Kentucky Cancer Program cancer control specialist Jamie Smith explained, “We have the inflatable colon on tour to promote colon awareness, encouraging everyone 50 and older to get screened, to be aware of family history, to learn about healthy eating, and to talk to your doctor about what screening are right for you.” Co-sponsors included Jackson Purchase Medical Center, the Graves County Health Department, and the office of Mayfield gastroenterologist Ruben Cuadrado, M.D.” Besides the free tour open to the public and the chance to ask questions, the health care professionals also distributed free educational materials.
(Photo by Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools)

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