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The Giant, Cancerous Colon (Waterloo Town Square)

(In case you’re wondering, that thing hanging down the colon is the appendix….)

This was how I spent my Saturday morning.

I crawled out of bed and went all the way up to Waterloo Town Square, just to see this inflatable, diseased replica of a colon. There were hemorrhoids, rectal cancer, colon cancer, and other colon ailments inside. I did take pictures of the inside, except that……um…..I got distracted with the polyps (at least I think that’s what they were). Click here to see what I mean.

On a more serious note, the purpose of the display was to raise awareness of colon cancer prevention. The Giant Colon Exhibit, put on by the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, has been on tour across Canada since March 2009 and has made various stops such as malls and hotels.

On a side note, the volunteers (I’m assuming they were volunteers) had really awesome lab coats, with organs and nerves on them (seen on the right – not gonna lie, I secretly wanted one). Overall, the giant colon was an effective educational tool, and I’m all for that.

Written by thebecka

February 9, 2010 at 12:00 am