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Kirstie Alley Dies Suddenly from Colon Cancer
It’s always sad when someone passes from this earth suddenly and unexpectedly. It shakes us up and down, to the very soul. When it’s a celebrity loved and admired by millions of people, it has even more impact on more people. Surely to their close friends and family to impact is devastating but it is also heartfelt by so many others.
Kirstie Alley was a star and touched millions of people. Her role on Cheers made her a household name and many other roles as her career advanced.
While there aren’t many details about her passing, it is reported that her cause of death was colon cancer. It would be interesting to know when she saw the doctor and how early the diagnosis was made. The age of 71 seems so young in this day and age, so what really happened?
We know that she suffered from weight problems and worked as a spokesperson for weight-management company, Jenny Craig. Did that have anything to do with it?
It is indeed sad to lose such a person as Kirstie Alley but her untimely passing underscores the need to see the doctor and address diseases like colon cancer as early as possible. We don’t know – did that have anything to do with her passing? Did she have her colonoscopies?
Colon cancer is listed as the 3rd cause of death from cancer, and people need to stay on top of their diets and preventative testing to catch the disease early when treatment is most successful especially since treatment for colon cancer is very successful if caught early.
From the American Cancer Society:
Early cases can begin as noncancerous polyps. These often have no symptoms but can be detected by screening. For this reason, doctors recommend screenings for those at high risk or over the age of 50.
Colorectal cancer symptoms depend on the size and location of the cancer. Some commonly experienced symptoms include changes in bowel habits, changes in stool consistency, blood in the stool, and abdominal discomfort.
Colorectal cancer treatment depends on the size, location, and how far the cancer has spread. Common treatments include surgery to remove the cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
If you fit into these categories, make sure you see your doctor and have the preventative testing to catch the progression of cancer early.
For all types of cancer there are tests to evaluate your risks and get early diagnosis so the disease can be successfully treated. Modern cancer treatments are so much more advanced these days it is imperative to get evaluated and treated so you are not suddenly taken for your family, friends and the world that loves you.