Hollywood has taken a huge hit. Chadwick Boseman, the star of Marvel’s “Black Panther” has died from colon cancer and the entire world is mourning.
It’s well known that colon cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It’s one that is increasingly affecting young Americans. We might not like to think about that, but it’s a scary reality. Boseman was only 43 years old. Fans are left in shock at how such a strong character, a rising star, a young man is now dead from this horrible cancer. Cancer, in all forms, sucks. Period.
USA Today quoted Dr. Nilofer Azad, an associate professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins saying that “30% of colorectal cancer diagnosed today is in people under the age of 55.” Symptoms of colorectal cancer include a change in bowel movements, rectal bleeding, blood in stool, abdominal pain and more.
Boseman’s family states that the actor was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it as it progressed to stage IV.
Chadwick Boseman, may you Rest In Peace.
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