An exhibit to explore the inner workings of a human colon is being put on at The Forks this Thanksgiving weekend.
The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada is bringing in a supersized 40-foot giant colon as part of a multimedia exhibit. The colon will feature all the pathologies and diseases of a real human one, meant to raise awareness that colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer of men and women in Canada.
The disease surpasses both breast and prostate cancer in mortality. An estimated 23,900 Canadians will be diagnosed with the disease this year, and approximately 9,200 sadly will succumb to the disease. The CCAC says that if detected early, it’s successfully treated 90 percent of the time.
The free exhibit will be on display Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.