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Actress Farrah Fawcett, best known for her role in the television series "Charlie's Angels," lost her battle to rectal cancer in 2009 after being diagnosed with the disease in 2006. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Famous People With Colon Cancer

Several well-known figures have been hit with colorectal cancer, some becoming survivors and others falling to the aggressive disease.

A boy stands inside the Super Colon, an 8-foot tall, 20-foot long, interactive replica of a human colon during Community Colon Cancer Prevention Day at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health  March 15, 2005 in New York City. The Super Colon shows people first-hand what colorectal polyps and cancer look like compared to healthy colon tissue. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, yet it is 90% preventable and treatable if detected early. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Adventures In Colonland

In cities across America, parents and children crawl through a playground of polyps and colon tissue in an effort to gain a better understanding of colorectal cancer.

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