10 celebrities who battled rectal and colon cancer

We live in a time when the word cancer is no longer synonymous with death, as long as the disease is detected in time, and the person takes the appropriate treatments. That is why it is convenient to reflect on this disease, talk about its prevention, timely detection, and effective treatments.
The Colon and rectum (CCR) is the most common cancer worldwide, is an abnormal growth of malignant cells in the tissues of the colon, rectum, and appendix. It can develop from fungal growths (polyps), which form on the colon or rectum walls.

This disease can affect any person. However, there are risk factors that should be taken into account, such as being overweight or obese, physical inactivity, a diet rich in red meat, smoking, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, age (being over 40 years old), polyps, colitis, history relatives with polyps or cancer, ethnic factors and type 2 diabetes.

That is why we want to remember some celebrities who had the disease, some survivors, and others who lost the battle.

Elizabeth Montgomery

Who does not remember her in the sixties series "Bewitched"? When the popular actress was diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 1995, it was too late, and she died in May of that same year, at her home, in the company of her family.

Audrey Hepburn

The famous actress from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, died in 1993 in Switzerland, at the age of 63, due to this disease.

Farrah Fawcett

The case of actress Farrah Fawcett was one of the most notorious, since the protagonist of the seventies series Los Angeles de Charly, announced in February 2007 the remission of the disease, but just two months later, cancer reappeared. Farrah died on June 25, 2009.

Pau Donés

In 2015 the vocalist of the band Jarabe de Palo had to cancel all his concerts due to the colon and rectal cancer that they detected. Pau withdrew from the stage, but not due to illness, but to spend more time with his family.

Robin Gibb

The French composer, recognized for his musical work "Claro de Luna," was detected colon and rectal cancer in 1909 and died 9 years later from this disease.

Hugo Chavez

In May 2011, the Venezuelan politician's health began to decline. That same year, they announced that the then president suffered from colon and rectal cancer. It was in 2013, after several surgical procedures, that Hugo Chávez died.

Irma Dorantes

The renowned actress of the Mexican golden cinema, has battled colon and rectal cancer since 2012, and has undergone various treatments to win the battle against the disease.

Jorge Vargas

The actor and singer Jorge Vargas, after a long struggle, died in 2009 from colon and rectal cancer. He underwent surgery but had complications from an infection caused by bacteria.

Ronald Reagan

The former president of the United States also suffered from colon and rectal cancer during his tenure in 1985 and beat the disease. Reagan died 19 years later of pneumonia and Alzheimer's.