Touring Giant Colon Raises Awareness of Deadly But Preventable Colorectal Cancer
Dozens of visitors walked through the “Giant Inflatable Colon” stationed in the courtyard of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on March 22 as part of a nationwide tour to renowned cancer centers during March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The interactive exhibit, which features examples of normal healthy tissue, benign polyps and advanced colon cancer, is meant to increase awareness about colon cancer and encourage people to get colonoscopies. Though 90 percent of colorectal cancers are preventable and 90 percent are treatable if detected early, colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the nation. View the online photo gallery.