The Colorectal Cancer Alliance released a statement Saturday following the death of Chadwick Boseman, saying awareness and education surrounding the disease is “hampered by an intense stigma.”
Colorectal cancer is a cancer occurring in the colon or rectum. It is sometimes referred to as colon cancer for short, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The cancer occurs when abnormal growths form in the colon or rectum and become cancerous.
Boseman, 43, died following a four-year battle with colorectal cancer, which progressed from stage III to stage IV,