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Brian Utley, video producer with MSU Extension’s Agricultural Communications, focuses a camera on former MSU football quarterback Dak Prescott in July 2016. Prescott is the face of the 2017 Public Service Announcement campaign for the 70x2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative. (Photo by MSU Extension/Kevin Hudson)
February 28, 2017 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Health, Colon Cancer Screening

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Having performed colonoscopies regularly throughout his career, retired gastroenterologist Dr. Sam Pace is experienced in identifying precursors of colorectal cancer.

Although he did not feel any of those symptoms himself in 2011, Pace learned after a routine screening that he had the disease.

"My story is effective when I talk to patients who say they feel fine and nothing is going to happen to them," Pace said. "I felt fine before I found out I had colon cancer. Fortunately, I was screened early enough to treat and survive it."

March 11, 2016 - Filed Under: Health, Colon Cancer Screening

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Most Mississippians know obesity can lead to diabetes, but they may not realize it can also increase risks of stroke, asthma, arthritis and some cancers.

Ginger Cross, an assistant research professor in the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center, is leading a project designed to promote healthy lifestyles in northeast Mississippi. Key components of the project are awareness and education.

Mississippi State University Extension Service health specialist David Buys signs a pledge to be screened for colorectal cancer in 2015. Other representatives of the MSU Extension Service, Ann Sansing (from left), Theresa Hand and Natasha Haynes, are joining him in the awareness event at the Mississippi Capitol on March 9, 2015. (Submitted photo)
March 11, 2015 - Filed Under: Family, Health, Colon Cancer Screening

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- When is knowing about a family history of colorectal cancer a good thing?

Clark Roman of Starkville said knowing his family’s increased incidence of colon cancer prompted him to have regular screenings. The result was early diagnosis and a relatively easy treatment. Almost five years after surgery, he is an advocate for people getting screened according to their doctors’ recommendations.

Mississippi State University Extension community health coordinator Ann Sansing reviews some of the Master Health Volunteer educational material with Annie Williams at the one-year anniversary celebration of the John Wesley Health Education Center in Durant, Mississippi, on July 25, 2014. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)
July 31, 2014 - Filed Under: Community, Leadership, Food and Health, Health, Colon Cancer Screening

DURANT -- A group project in Holmes County is one small town’s effort to end Mississippi’s national reign as the leader in obesity.

Detra Bishop, pastor of the John Wesley United Methodist Church in Durant, just marked the first anniversary of her church’s Health Education Center. She started the center in March 2013, involving people from other churches and a variety of contributing organizations.

March 12, 2009 - Filed Under: Health, Colon Cancer Screening

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Recruitment is under way for people to become Smart Aging: Healthy Futures volunteers to help promote healthy living among seniors in their communities.

Training is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on April 1. The session will be at the Lauderdale County Extension office located on the fifth floor of 410 Constitution Ave. in Meridian. The deadline to apply is March 30.

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