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Patient Care    Cancer

Living to Live: Friends Face Off Cancer; Find Strength in Each Other

  • What you need to know: When two couples from Germany retired to Colorado, intent on continuing their active lifestyles minus the work, cancer was the furthest thing from their health-conscious minds. But it struck. Twice. Although the prognoses were grim, the friends said that a combination of their strong bonds and their expert medical care at UCHealth and the CU Cancer Center brought them out on top.

From “No Hair Don’t Care” to “Keep Calm and Colorado On,” four friends facing two grim diagnoses used humor and grit in their battles against cancer. All four contend that, without their outlook and a little fate, their crusade might have had a different ending.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 15, 2020
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Community    Colorectal Cancer

Chadwick Boseman's Death Shines 'Unfortunate Light' on Young-adult Cancer

  • What you need to know: As fans worldwide mourn actor Chadwick Boseman’s death, the “Black Panther” star’s quiet battle with colon cancer has raised the volume on a longtime message from CU doctors. Boseman’s case illustrates issues surrounding the persistent annual rise in young-adult colorectal cases and deaths in the country.

Chadwick Boseman’s all-too-early death has cast the spotlight on a trend University of Colorado School of Medicine doctors have been heralding for nearly two decades. Colorectal cancer, the disease that took the acclaimed actor of “Black Panther” fame, no longer falls in the old-person’s disease bucket.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 04, 2020
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