10/14/2008

Super Colon is fun exhibit at WVU Health Expo

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –  The 8-foot-tall, 20-foot-long Super Colon has already traveled to Philadelphia, Houston, Chicago and New York this year. Now it’s in Morgantown, arriving for the West Virginia University Health Expo Friday from  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morgantown Mall.

The giant replica of a human colon is the project of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, which hopes to educate people about the highly treatable nature of colorectal cancer if diagnosed early.  Regular screenings can not only detect the disease, but also prevent cancer from ever developing, because polyps can be removed before they become malignant.

The Super Colon is an inflatable, lifelike exhibit that teaches people about risks, symptoms and early detection, giving visitors a close-up look at healthy tissue along with tissue that shows signs of disease. In addition to the day of the Health Expo, the Super Colon also will be on display Oct. 18.

For information on the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Super Colon see http://www.preventcancer.org/education2c.aspx?id=156.

For information on the Health Expo along with a full schedule of events see http://health.wvu.edu/expo/index.html.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
ab: 10-03-08

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