August 29, 2020

Death of ‘Black Panther’ star spotlights early-onset colon cancer

Washington (AFP) – Actor Chadwick Boseman’s death from colon cancer at the age of 43 has highlighted the growing rate of this disease among younger adults, who are often diagnosed at later stages.According to Kimmie Ng, director of Dana-Farber’s Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center in Boston, it shows how important it is for more research into what is driving the rise, as well as greater awareness and screening.”We are losing way too many young lives to this disease without a clear understanding of what the causes are,” she told AFP.The suspicion is that environmental factors, such as shifts i…

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