Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Giant inflatable colon stolen in Kansas

University of Kansas Cancer Center You Tube video screen grab University of Kansas Cancer Center You Tube video screen grab
Celia Hoffman | 22 October, 2018, 23:31

The model, valued at $4,000, was taken from the bed of a pickup truck parked in the Brookside area of Kansas City.

A giant 10-foot-long, 150-pound inflatable colon used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer has been stolen from a hospital in the US.

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Stacey Moody, who was looking after the colon, said: 'I know this sounds insane but last night a 10×10 foot inflatable colon was stolen out of our truck.

A ten foot long inflatable colon was "stolen" from a auto parked outside a cancer centre at a hospital it was being used to spread awareness.

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The inflatable colon was on its way to the annual Sister's Living Beyond Breast Cancer 5K Relay Walk scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Swope Park when it disappeared.

While the theft itself is disturbing enough, one doctor says the real shame is that it denies people frank discussions about a cancer that gets scant attention.

"Colorectal cancer screening is the most powerful weapon we have against colorectal cancer", said University of Kansas Cancer Center surgical oncologist Josh Ashcraft in a statement on Friday. Authorities ask the public to call Kansas City Police with any information regarding the stolen colon.

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