The whole world was shocked at the demise of a cinema star, Chadwick Boseman because many
people never knew he was suffering from colon cancer or probably more because of the Black
the community needed him more now they are badly looking for a figure for their & Black Lives Matter
movement. He was tall, dark, and handsome with well-set dentition making a dashing smile a relish to
behold, he was all that every lady want in a man. He was the man, known for his portrayal of Tchalla in
the multi-million dollar grossing movie, Black Panther
But what happened? This is a question we ask especially of celebrities who died suddenly of a terminal
illness. What made a paragon of resilience and pouch of Black American heritage to be reduced to a
figure of the heap of clothes? COLON CANCER
Please chill, I know that you might have heard of Covid -19 but bet me we all know that no form of
cancer can be get rid of by social distancing, and it is important for us to know this form of dangerous
Colorectal cancer or popularly known as colon cancer starts in the colon. The colon makes up the large
intestine which is part of the digestive system. Most of the large intestine is made up of the colon. Colon
cancer develops when tumorous growths develop in the large intestine.
The symptoms are several which are loose, narrow stools, weakness and fatigue, unexplained weight
loss, iron deficiency anemia, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, and cramping.
There are different stages in colon cancer and it is widely believed that stage 3 colon cancer is
dangerous enough to end one's sojourn in life. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in
2016, and battled with it for his last four years on earth as it progressed to stage 4.He had undergone surgery and chemotherapy all to the knowledge of his trusted associates.
Of course, just like almost every known cancer, there is no known cure for colon cancer or single
treatment but there are options such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
For now, we can only look in retrospect and applaud his contributions to Black art and culture, but
we can only say Adios Chadwick Boseman.
WRITTEN BY – KAOSY OKEKE