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Colorectal Cancer Collection
Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the colon and/or rectum. The colon and the rectum are parts of the large intestine, which is part of the digestive system. More
- What are colon and rectal cancers?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the symptoms?
- How are they diagnosed?
- How are they treated?
- What are the screening tests?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What questions should I ask my healthcare provider?
Find answers in our in-depth report on colon and rectal cancer:
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With Colorectal Cancer
In her own words: living with colon cancer
Pain associated with cancer and chemotherapy can be relieved. Read here to find out how.
Living With Colorectal Cancer (Continued)
Baseball superstar Eric Davis battled colon cancer and won. Here's his story and what he wants other people to learn from it.
Read here to find out answers to questions you may have after ending cancer treatment.
Preventing Colorectal Cancer
What you should know about colorectal cancer screening
Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the US and the third deadliest cancer worldwide. But when diagnosed at an early stage, before the cancer has invaded the colon wall or spread to distant sites, the chances of survival are much higher.
American Cancer Society
Cancer Care, Inc.
National Cancer Institute