Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Not all irregular growths of abnormal cells are cancerous. Although risk increases with age, anyone can develop cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, men and women in the U.S. have about a 1 in 3 lifetime risk of developing invasive cancer.

Research Seminar

Norma (MCCI Member) and Michelle (OSU Extension) will presenting on the success of the Blue Star Healthy Colon Initiative at the 2014 Annual Ohio ACCN Research Seminar: Addressing Cancer Health Disparities in Appalachia. Join us to hear about the wonderful Blue Star Healthy Colon Initiative as well as other programs and projects addressing cancer health disparities in Appalachia!


Trouble with Cost of Screening?

For those of you who need a screening test, but do not have insurance or can’t afford the testing, please contact Southeastern Med at 740-439-8156 or the Mount Carmel Colon Health Program at 614-546-3800. You may be eligable for a FREE screening test! Remember, if you are 50 or older, you need to be tested for colon cancer. If someone in your family has had colon cancer or if you have certain medical conditions, you might need to be tested before you are 50. Talk with your doctor about colon cancer screening.


What a successful day, but boy are we pooped! (Haha!)  We estimate that we gave about 15o Super Colon Tours and completed more than 75 Wellness Plans! Thank you to all those who visited us yesterday at Powell’s and a super thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers! Congratulations to our TWO winners of the $100 Powell’s Gift Card!

We Are At Powell’s!

Feeling lucky? It’s a beautiful day to win $100! Come down to Powell’s in Pomeroy and tour the Super Colon to enter the drawing for the $100 Powell’s gift card. Get an additional raffle ticket for completing a wellness plan. Drawing will be at 6pm, and the winner does NOT need to be present!

Lifestyle Factors

According to ACS, the links between colorectal cancer and several lifestyle related factors (diet, weight, and exercise) are some of the strongest for any type of cancer. Learn how you can help to prevent and detect colon cancer. Join us at Powell’s Food Fair in Pomeroy tomorrow between noon and 6pm to tour the Super Colon and receive a free wellness plan.