Chadwick Boseman's death reinforces an unfortunate truth: Black people are disproportionately diagnosed with colon cancer in a trend that has heightened implications for Black men, in particular.


"Combat Jack," also known as Reggie Ossé, announced on Twitter that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer.


There has been a dramatic and steep rise in the number of young adults being diagnosed with colon and rectal cancer in recent years.

Keven Stonewall (pictured), 19, is on a serious mission: he hopes to one day create a vaccine that will eradicate colon cancer. The Chicago South Side youth has already started working on a potential cancer cure at a Rush University laboratory, reports DNAInfo Chicago. SEE ALSO: Matthew Knowles To Teach Music Course At Houston College […]

Blacks have the highest risk of dying from colon cancer, according to the CDC. And a new study suggests one of the possible reasons why. Researchers analyzed information from 503 patients in the North Carolina Colon Cancer Study. They found that 7 percent of blacks and 14 percent of whites had cancer with a genetic […]