Sharon Osbourne Has Survived Colon Cancer And Now Aims To Help Other People With This Condition

Date December 12, 2017

Surviving cancer is not easy, and we tip our hats to all brave people that struggle with this terrible disease. English TV host Sharon Osbourne is one of those individuals. She managed to beat colon cancer against a dreadful 33% survival prognosis.

What is colon cancer?

Colon cancer or colorectal cancer (CRC) as it is medically known is the third most common cancer in the world. Similar to other types of cancer, it represents abnormal cell growth that can spread or appear in some parts of the body. If caught in its early stages (i.e. inside the colon), cancer can be surgically removed. In the case of Sharon Osbourne, colon cancer had spread to the nearest lymph nodes but was successfully removed by surgery.

Sharon Osbourne’s cancer story

The First Lady of Metal was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002. The news came as a surprise during the second season of the eponymously named Osbourne reality show. Sharon was terrified and so were her children and even Ozzy himself. Not wanting to raise an alarm, Sharon allowed the cameras to keep on filming her battle with cancer.

Osbourne firstly thought that cancer had been found in its early stages. This meant that after a polyp-removing surgery, she would be completely safe. However, her cancer had already found its way towards the nearest lymph node. It took invasive surgery and a lot of chemotherapy to overcome the illness. We also know that it took a lot of strength and patience and, most of all, support from her family.

Famous TV host established a program to help other colon cancer patients

As Sharon said, the close-up battle with cancer changed her. It didn't only affect her way of living but also her understanding of life's preciousness. Inspired by her own experience, she decided to start the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program.

With the help of Dr. Phillips, she aims to help colon cancer patients in any way possible. Her program offers transportation, childcare, access to support groups, and much more. 

We wish a quick recovery to all people fighting cancer at this time. Also, we support Sharon Osbourne and all other goodhearted individuals, including medical personnel, in their struggle as they only want to help cancer patients the best they can.

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