Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther and many other films, was taken at the age of 43 by colon cancer. He was diagnosed in stage three at 39. In some ways, perhaps it could be said he was lucky that given the rotten hand he was dealt he was able to leave a profound legacy to kids, especially Black kids, by portraying the regal and honorable King of Wakanda, T'Challa, and the equally impressive superhero Black Panther. He will never be forgotten.
Most people don't have their first colonoscopy until the age of 50. KFI news anchor Amy King joins Dr. Wendy to talk about her recent discovery of and recovery from colon cancer herself. Her new mission? GET YOUR COLONOSCOPY!
King shares her story, which sounds like it could be any of us. You know, putting off that awkward, cringy screening we're all supposed to get eventually. And that, of course, is the point. King says had she had the colonoscopy when she was supposed to her polyp "Ralph" never would have grown to evil cancerous maturity. And by the way, you may eat lots of fiber, drink plenty of water and poop regularly, but that is still no guarantee. Yes! Poop! That's part of the problem. Everybody poops. Didn't your mother read that book to you?