West Virginia

Strollin' Colon educates public on proper colon screening

The Mini Wellness fair was hosted by WVU Medicine

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - If you have ever wanted to hang out inside of a colon, the WVU Medicine Mini Wellness fair in Berkeley County was the perfect chance to do it. 

In addition to blood sugar testing and health information, the Strollin' Colon, an inflatable colon replica, was the main attraction of the fair. It gave people a hands on experience with their innards but most importantly brought awareness to one of the most preventable cancers. 

 "[They can] look at the colon and see what that looks like, then [I] explain their different screening options. Screening recommendations state that anyone aged 50 to 75 should be screened [for colon cancer]," said Lauren Write, a cancer specialist with WVU Medicine in Morgantown.

There are more ways to screen for colon cancer than just through a colonoscopy. Click here to discover more. 

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