Colorectal Cancer Alliance Calls for Awareness, Education Following Chadwick Boseman’s Death

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.”



a close up of Chadwick Boseman smiling for the camera: US actor Chadwick Boseman poses in the press room during the 2019 American Music Awards at the Microsoft theatre on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance released a statement August 29, one day after Boseman's death, calling for more awareness and education surrounding the disease that is “hampered by an intense stigma.”


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US actor Chadwick Boseman poses in the press room during the 2019 American Music Awards at the Microsoft theatre on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance released a statement August 29, one day after Boseman’s death, calling for more awareness and education surrounding the disease that 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,

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