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Singer Bobby Womack Has Colon Cancer

By on March 27, 2012

Successful R&B singer, Bobby Womack was released from the hospital after a successful recovery from pneumonia. Diagnosed with colon cancer, Womack is scheduled to undergo surgery at a later date.

If you notice any symptoms of colon cancer, such as blood in your stool or a persistent change in bowel habits, talk to your doctor.

Talk to your doctor about when you should begin screening for colon cancer. Medical guidelines often recommend colon cancer screenings at age 50. Your doctor may recommend more frequent or earlier screening if you have other risk factors, such as a family history of the disease.

Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include:

  • A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
  • A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
  • Weakness or fatigue

In a statement via his publicist, the 68-year-old Womack thanked his fans for their prayers, love and well wishes.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is known for such hits as Lookin’ For a Love, and That’s the Way I Feel About Cha. Womack also wrote the early Rolling Stones’ hit It’s All Over Now.

The Bravest Man in the Universe comes out later this summer on XL Recordings

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