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#ColonCancer impacts us all. Even our mighty superheroes.

A reminder:
✅ No family history->screen at 45 or 50.

✅ Family history->screen at 40 or earlier.

✅ If symptoms at ANY AGE-> colonoscopy now

✅ Don’t let #COVID19 allow u 2 delay

Wakanda Forever✊🏾
2/#ChadwickBoseman was full of grace & strength, keeping this devastating secret from public as he braved chemotherapy & other treatments to battle this disease. Pls understand that the age of onset in his case is unusually young, but we do see #coloncancer more often in Blacks
3/ Rates in adults under age 50 are also on the rise.

As we cope with an unimaginable loss— a literal super-hero— please take a moment to learn about colon cancer risk and screening.

More info here:…
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So Chadwick Boseman passed from colon cancer at the age of 43.

I think this is an opportunity for Black healthcare providers to discuss the importance of knowing your family history of disease.

If he was 39 when he was diagnosed that means if he had children, they need to be
screened beginning at age 29 and any siblings he may have should also be screened if they have not been.

The general distrust Black people have for the institutions in this country is warranted. How as a Black healthcare provider do I plan to change this? I’m not sure yet, but
it is my hope that the mere act of seeing a Black doctor walk into their room to treat them will help. I CANNOT wait to champion and advocate for my future patients.
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