Fighting Colorectal Cancer

The death of actor Chadwick Boseman came as a real shock to most people. It was the first time it was publically revealed that he had been fighting Colon Cancer since 2016. Chadwick Boseman was just 43 years old. What really caught a lot of fans off guard was just how young Chadwick was. Diagnosed at just 39 years old. But young people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer more often than many realize. Dr. Mohammed Salem is an oncologist at Levine Cancer Institute. He joined us on QC Morning to give us more insight into this serious disease. Dr. Salem tells us it’s not uncommon for people in their 30s to be diagnosed with colon cancer. He says there are many theories as to why young people are getting this cancer, but there are risk factors like smoking and drinking that could cause it.¬†We did ask Dr. Salem about a new program he’s working on that is for young men and women diagnosed with colon cancer. We did have a technical issue during this part, but you can find more information about that, here!