colorectal cancer

Chadwick Boseman Died of Colon Cancer at 43—Why Are Rates of the Disease Higher in Younger Black Men?

Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known as Black Panther in the Marvel Studios blockbuster of the same name, never made his 2016 stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis public. He continued to film movies, including Marshall and 21 Bridges, while having chemotherapy and undergoing surgeries.  This made it even more devastating when …

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12 Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors to Know About—Even if You're Young

Don’t assume you couldn’t possibly develop colorectal cancer because you’re not old enough or you’re otherwise healthy unless you know your colorectal cancer risk factors. “Basically everyone has some risk,” Jennifer Christie, MD, clinical director of gastroenterology at Emory Clinic in Atlanta, tells Health. Colorectal cancer (or colon cancer, for …

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