INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana State Fair exhibit promoting
education about colorectal cancer includes a 40-foot model of the
human colon that visitors can crawl through.
The free exhibit at the Clarian Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion on
Aug. 6-17 is dubbed "Colossal Colon" and depicts healthy colon
tissue as well as tissue with hemorrhoids, cancerous and
non-cancerous polyps, Crohn's disease, diverticulosis, ulcerative
colitis and various stages of colon cancer.
Colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer and will cause
nearly 50,000 deaths in the United States this year, according to
the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, which is co-sponsoring
the exhibit with Clarian.
The center will also collect blood samples from donors to help
prostate and breast cancer research.
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