Colon Cancer Cases in Young People Are On the Rise


The tragic and untimely passing of actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as the Black Panther to many fans, is shining a spotlight on the travesties of colon cancer. According to gastroenterologist Dr. Mark Pochapin, cases of colorectal cancer in younger people are on the rise. Pochapin, who treated Katie Couric’s late husband Jay Monahan who died at the age of 42, said tell-tale signs to look out for are blood in the stool, a change in the size or shape of stool, abdominal pain, or unexplained weight loss.

Catching these early warning signs, and being an advocate for your health, could save lives.


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