Gregg Leakes, Chadwick Boseman are few examples of black men who have succumbed to colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancers are the third-most-frequent type of new cancer in men (right behind prostate and lung). And while they’re declining for older men, the rates among younger men are on the rise.

Data shows that colorectal cancer death rates in Black people are 40 percent higher than other ethnicities.

If you are reading this, you fall under or have a brother, a friend, a son, a husband or a father that fall within this statistic.

Men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s—runners, healthy, fit, lifelong nonsmokers, appearing lively and strong-are battling colorectal cancers.

Likely Causes:
* Killing off bacteria with antibiotics thus upsetting the microbiome’s balance.
* Eating too much sugar.
* Eating charred meat, fish suya, barbecue often.

Things that can help:
1. Maintaining a healthy weight
2. Eating a diet full of gut-friendly, high-fiber vegetables and whole grains
3. Avoiding tobacco
4. Avoiding processed meats
5. Limiting sugar intake
6. Staying active
7. Some evidence supports the idea that increased vitamin D3 can help slow the progression of prostate tumors, while other reports show promise that combining the nutrient with more fiber can reduce the risk of developing polyps that could lead to colon cancer.

Dear men, when cancers are detected early, they can be treated more effectively take notice of these symptoms:
*Persistent changes in bowel habits
*Bloodied stool or on the toilet paper
*Nausea, stomach pain, or bloating—any new or odd symptom that lasts “more than a couple of weeks.

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