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Do you have the gut to walk through a giant inflatable colon in Fort Lauderdale?



Walk where the sun doesn't shine through a 10-foot-tall inflatable colon at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

Take a trip through the 25-foot-long megabowel from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26-28 in the hospital's lobby at 1600 S. Andrews Ave. According to a news release

The American Cancer Society's pink pop-up shows various stages of colon cancer and precancerous conditions to highlight the importance of early detection during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening beginning at age 50.

Cancer of the colon and rectum is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women, killing about 50,000 people each year, according to the American Cancer Society. About 90 percent of colorectal cancers occur in people who are 50 or older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This type of cancer almost always develops from precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum. Screening tests can find and remove precancerous polyps before they enter into cancer, according to the CDC

Moral of the story: Get your rear in gear and make an appointment to be screened

For more info, go to BrowardHealth .org or CDC.gov/cancer/colorectal.

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