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Inflatable colon goes missing from Kansas cancer center

KANSAS CITY, Kans. -- A colon disappeared from The University of Kansas Cancer Center.

The inflatable organ is used by doctors and researchers as a teaching tool for colon cancer.

The center says the colon was stolen from a pickup truck on its way to a cancer relay walk.

Its valued at $4,000 and weighs close to 150 pounds.

Doctors say the inflatable model helps people learn about colon cancer in a unique way.