Strollin' Colon passes through Portland

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more about the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. – and the importance of screening for early detection -- by passing through the Strollin’ Colon!

What is the Strollin’ Colon? It’s a three-dimensional inflatable colon, measuring 12-feet long, 10-feet tall, 10-feet wide. As you walk through the FREE interactive exhibit, you’ll see larger-than-life displays of giant polyps and the different stages of colon cancer. Experts from Providence Cancer Center will also be on hand to answer questions.

Colon cancer has no initial warning signs, so it can be deadly if it progresses. But it’s also preventable and treatable if caught early, so screening is essential. If you’re 50 or older, or at high risk for colon cancer, ask your doctor about a colonoscopy. It can save your life.

Visit www.providence.org/ColonCancer to learn more and to find a physician in your area to schedule a colonoscopy screening.