Adventures In Colonland

January 10, 2011 8:03 PM

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A boy stands inside the Super Colon, an 8-foot tall, 20-foot long, interactive replica of a human colon during Community Colon Cancer Prevention Day at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health  March 15, 2005 in New York City. The Super Colon shows people first-hand what colorectal polyps and cancer look like compared to healthy colon tissue. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, yet it is 90% preventable and treatable if detected early. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A boy stands inside the Super Colon, an 8-foot tall, 20-foot long, interactive replica of a human colon during Community Colon Cancer Prevention Day at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health March 15, 2005 in New York City. The Super Colon shows people first-hand what colorectal polyps and cancer look like compared to healthy colon tissue. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, yet it is 90% preventable and treatable if detected early. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Does exploring an 8-foot tall, 20-foot long, interactive replica of a human colon sound a bit too graphic for your lunch hour? Many Americans put aside their reservations to gain a better understanding of colorectal cancer and ways to prevent the deadly disease.

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