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Chadwick Boseman's older brother reveals he has been in cancer remission for 2 years after his own private battle

INSIDER logoINSIDER 10/27/2020 kacuna@insider.com (Kirsten Acuna)
Kevin Boseman, Chadwick Boseman posing for the camera: Kevin and Chadwick Boseman are seen at a "Black Panther' after-party in February 2018. Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images © Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Kevin and Chadwick Boseman are seen at a "Black Panther' after-party in February 2018. Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
  • Chadwick Boseman's older brother, Kevin, revealed a private battle with cancer that has been in remission for two years.
  • The two-year anniversary comes nearly two months after Chadwick Boseman's death at 43 after a battle with colon cancer.
  • Few people knew about Kevin's diagnosis.
  • "I wanted to share because while it's been a year of profound loss and tragedy for so many of us, this is good news. Something to smile about," Kevin said, according to The Grio.
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One of Chadwick Boseman's older brothers, Kevin, is celebrating two years of being in cancer remission.

Kevin, 48, shared the news on an Instagram story post earlier this month, according to a series of screenshots captured by The Grio.

"Today marks my official two-year remission anniversary," Kevin, a dancer and choreographer, wrote with the date October 14, 2020.

"I was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent four rounds of chemotherapy," Kevin continued. "I'm in remission!!!!! You read that right."


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Kevin's remission anniversary comes nearly two months after the death of Chadwick Boseman after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. The "Black Panther" actor died at the age of 43 on August 28.

Similarly, Kevin said he initially did not share his cancer diagnosis publicly with more than a few people. The Grio reports he opened up now because it was "something to smile about."

"I wanted to share because while it's been a year of profound loss and tragedy for so many of us, this is good news. Something to smile about. Something to shout about," Kevin said. 

He also encouraged others to get checked and tested for early prevention.

"Tomorrow is not promised and early detection saves lives," he said. "Health is wealth. True wealth."

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