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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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