Historical trivia: Colon Cancer

Peanuts

Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000), the much loved creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip wrote his last “Peanuts” strip in November 1999 following his diagnosis of colon cancer.

The cancer was found in a late stage and he did undergo chemotherapy which affected his sight. He passed away shortly after in February 2000.

Colon cancer is very preventable and curable if caught early.  

The sad events depriving us of a great American artist is a very good reason to start screening for ColonRectal Cancer at age 45 and regular followups as advised by your colon/rectal surgeon.

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Marcus M. Aquino, MD Marcus M. Aquino, MD Surgeon

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