Sharon Osbourne's Colon Cancer Battle: She Survived Against The Odds And Set Out To Help Others
Colon cancer can affect anyone: Sharon Osbourne’s story
Colon cancer is one of the top five most common cancers in the United States. Fortunately, the number of deaths caused by the often-fatal disease is decreasing, thanks to early detection and effective treatments.
The disease affects men and women almost equally. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 150,000 Americans receive the diagnosis every year. Five-year survival rate for the disease is 64.5 percent. One of the thousands of Americans who beat colon cancer is Sharon Osbourne. Sharon decided to make her diagnosis and treatment public, and her struggle was documented on the hit reality TV show The Osbournes.