Janice Bangs was at Lloyd Center today where she took a stroll through a colon with Dr. Todd Crocenzi, Oncologist with Providence Cancer Center, to find out first hand how colorectal cancer screenings can save lives.
Visitors can walk through the three-dimensional exhibit, The Strollin Colon - a pink inflatable structure that is 12 feet long, 10 feet high and 10 feet wide, where they will see everything on a large scale, including giant polyps and the different stages of conditions affecting the colon.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. More than 50 thousand men and women in the United States will die this year of colorectal cancer. The good news is there are now more than 1 million survivors of colorectal cancer in this country - and that is thanks to increased screening and improved treatments.
Come down to learn more about colorectal cancer and your health - this exhibit is on display at Lloyd Center today. Friday it will be at Portland Providence Medical Center. Head to our Family Matters page to learn more.