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Educational ‘super colon’ display planned Saturday at Moffitt

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Visitors to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute on Saturday can take a stroll through a 30-foot long “super colon,” an inflatable replica the facility is using to raise awareness of colorectal disease.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the center, at 12902 Magnolia Drive, will host “Ask the Experts,” a free educational event featuring physicians and dieticians discussing cancer screenings, treatments, nutrition and lifestyle choices related to colon health.

There will also be free lunch and giveaways.

Lectures in English and Spanish are planned.

The event is in recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. One in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer, a disease that is preventable, treatable and beatable, according to a news release from the facility.

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