Copiah County Medical Center

Mark Wilson M.D.


GI & Associates

Matt Runnels M.D.


GI & Associates


Cancer of the colon is one of the most treatable forms of cancer and often can be cured if found at an early stage.

Colorectal cancer is the second most lethal cancer in the United States, causing 50,000 deaths a year, yet many people ignore the colon and rectum when thinking about preventive health practices. Unless there is a problem with bowel movements or another major symptom, it is an easy area to ignore.

Colorectal cancer is silent in its early stages, usually creating no symptoms. For that reason, early detection of colorectal cancer depends on having the necessary screening tests at the recommended intervals.

The following are Colorectal Screening Tests offered at our facility:

  • Stool blood test
  • Digital rectal examination
  • Endoscopic examination

Talk to your primary care physician about Colorectal Screening.

Below are resources providing more information on current research, preventative measures, and general GI news:

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. Screening mammograms are used to look for breast disease in women who are asymptomatic; this is, those who appear to have no breast problems. Strict guidelines ensure that mammogram equipment is safe and uses the lowest dose of radiation possible.

If you are a woman 40 or over, you should get a mammogram every year. You can schedule your next appointment by calling Mary Pannell at

[601] 894-4541 or visit the facility and speak with Mary in person.

Mammograms are performed: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

                                                        8am - 4pm

The following are resources providing more information on Mammograms and Breast Cancer:


Preventative Care

Call Us:  [601] 574-7000