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The colon and rectum are part of the large intestine. Colorectal cancer occurs when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. It is common in both men and women. The risk of developing colorectal cancer rises after age 50. You're also more likely to get it if you have colorectal polyps, a family history of colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, eat a diet high in fat, or smoke.

Symptoms of colorectal cancer include

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  1. Colorectal Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    The colon and rectum are part of the large intestine. Colorectal cancer occurs when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. It is common in both ...
  2. Colon Cancer Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Colon Cancer Introduction Colon cancer is fairly common. About 1 in 15 people develop colon cancer. Colon cancer can be a life threatening condition that affects ...
  3. Treatment Option Overview (Colon Cancer) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Search Español Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) Last Modified: 07/07/2014 General Information About Colon Cancer Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ...
  4. Screening for colon cancer; Colonoscopy - screening; Sigmoidoscopy - screening; Virtual colonoscopy - screening ... Colon cancer screening can detect polyps and early cancers in the intestines. This type of screening can find ...
  5. Learning about Colon Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    ... Interim Follow-Up . . . 1997 News Release Learning About Colon Cancer What do we know about heredity and colon ... Cancer What do we know about heredity and colon cancer? Colon cancer, a malignant tumor of the large ...
  6. Resources - colon cancer ... following organizations are good resources for information on colon cancer : American Cancer Society - www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/ ...
  7. Colorectal cancer; Cancer - colon; Rectal cancer; Cancer - rectum; Adenocarcinoma - colon; Colon - adenocarcinoma ... often lead to a complete cure. Almost all colon cancers start in the lining of the colon and ...
  8. ... sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Colon Cancer on the Rise for U.S. Adults Under 50 ... news and bad news in the war against colon cancer: While rates have fallen among older Americans, cases ...
  9. ... JavaScript. Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors Finding is yet another reason to maintain ... Cancer Obesity TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed ...
  10. ... please enable JavaScript. Healthy Habits Might Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk Men in particular would benefit from 5 ... few healthy habits could reduce your risk for colon cancer, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data ...
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