UT MD Anderson hosts free Cancer Prevention Day

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HOUSTON - Breast Cancer Awareness Month is still a few months away, but University of Texas MD Anderson is pumping things up early to keep the public abreast about the disease.

Thursday, the hospital hosted a free "Cancer Prevention Day" at The Health Museum.

Guests got to walk through a 19-foot long, 13-foot tall inflatable breast to get an up-close look what breast cancer looks like.

"It shows you those things about your body internally that you really are not very familiar with.  These are not in text books," said Dr. Melanie Johnson.

This larger-than-life prop is just one of several educational exhibits the hospital put on.  Guests touring a lung exhibit may appreciate a breath of fresh air after seeing what cancer lungs look like versus healthy lungs.

They say prevention is key; and it looks like the knowledge from UT MD Anderson is unlocking possibilities in making cancer, history.