Kids-at-colonPADUCAH, Ky. (3/20/14) — Hundreds of people toured the Incredible Colon, the oversized, inflatable walk through replica of the human colon today at Lourdes.

The 20-foot long, 10-foot tall exhibit shows examples of polyps, healthy colon tissue and several non-cancerous diseases of the colon.

Mercy Medical Associates Gastroenterologist, Dr. Shane Hendon, educated visitors on signs, symptoms, risk factors for colon cancer. “I can’t stress enough the importance of getting the appropriate screenings for colon cancer,” says Dr. Hendon. “With screenings, we find and remove polyps before they become cancer or we find cancers in their earliest, most treatable state.”

To schedule a colon screening, call Mercy Gastroenterology (270) 443-0777.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Lourdes Medical Pavilion

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Eastbound Lane Restriction on I-24 Tennessee River Bridge Set for Thursday

KENTUCKY (5/26/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict eastbound traffic to one lane on the… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7699

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7529

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 5194

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3528

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 26, 2015 2792

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10885

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 7699

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 27, 2015 5194

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 2165

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 1359

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 1014

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – May 27,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 460

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 439

Anonymous Tip Results in Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 339

Two Vehicle Collision Sends One to Hospital

by McCracken County Sheriff's Department