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WVU Hospitals Brings "Strollin Colon" to Raise Colon Cancer Awareness

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Across campus, WVU Hospitals brought awareness to colon cancer with the 'strollin' Colon'.

This is a walk through a giant replica of the human organ.

Physicians explained different types of colon cancer.

There was also an opportunity to learn about a healthy diet to prevent the disease.

"It takes some of the fear away from it. Colorectal cancer is often a sensitive issue for people to talk about. Just to hear people come in and their shock and surprise when they see this big, pink colon in the middle of the lobby. It's a great icebreaker  and a great way to talk with them and start to educate them," said Mary Ellen Conn from WVUH.

The safest way to protect yourself against colon cancer is screening.

Everyone should begin screening at the age of 50 or sooner.