The Weekly: Chadwick Boseman, colon cancer and more

Published on September 4, 2020

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What to Know About Colon Cancer Following Chadwick Boseman's Tragic Death

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What to Know About Colon Cancer Following Chadwick Boseman’s Tragic Death

THURSDAY, September 3 (People)—While colon cancer is currently the second most common cancer death among men and women in the United States, experts emphasize that death can be prevented with early detection.

“Colon cancer is one of the most curable cancers if we find it early,” says Dr. Mark Pochapin, president of the American College of Gastroenterology and Gastroenterology Division Director at NYU Langone Health. “It’s one of the few cancers that we actually can prevent. Colon cancer is not a death sentence.”

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Foundation news

Prevent Cancer Foundation remembers actor and cultural icon Chadwick Boseman

“Our hearts go out to Mr. Boseman’s family and friends, as well as the legions of fans who have been so deeply touched by his work,” said Carolyn Aldigé, Founder and CEO of the Prevent Cancer Foundation. “While the roles he played on-screen made him a hero to many, we now know that off-screen he was heroically battling cancer, a nemesis that has intruded on so many of our lives. His tragic death is a reminder to all of us that our work to end cancer is far from done.”

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