Movie actor Chadwick Boseman died from colon cancer at the age of 43 on August 28, 2020. His death highlights the growing incidence of colorectal cancer among young people. For young, Black individuals, the risk is even greater.
The American Cancer Society reports that Black men and women are 20% more likely to get colorectal cancer than most other groups. And they’re often diagnosed at an earlier age and a later cancer stage. But when diagnosed early, colorectal cancer has a survival rate of around 90%.
See “Chadwick Boseman’s Death Highlights Colorectal Cancer Health Disparities” by Kara-Marie Hall on the Verywell Health website