Fair offers 40-foot model of human colon

By Peter Neumann

Fair offers 40-foot model of human colon

June 18, 2010 Updated Aug 1, 2008 at 1:39 PM EDT

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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

© Copyright 2016, A Quincy Media broadcasting station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.