Illustration of the large intestine

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. Treatment Option Overview (Colon Cancer) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Genetics of Colorectal Cancer Colorectal Cancer Screening Research Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) General Information About Colon Cancer Key Points Colon cancer is a disease in ...
  3. General Information about Colon Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Genetics of Colorectal Cancer Colorectal Cancer Screening Research Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) General Information About Colon Cancer Key Points Colon cancer is a disease in ...
  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. Colon Cancer Deaths Falling, But 3 U.S. Regions Lag Behind Rates aren't improving as much in parts ... There's reason to celebrate declines in deaths from colon cancer in the United States -- unless you live in ...
  9. ... news/fullstory_152429.html Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival Strongest factors included eating more fruits and ... 7, 2015 THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients seem to have a better chance of ...
  10. ... fullstory_152866.html Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients New research suggests different treatment may be ... 2, 2015 TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer is genetically different in older and younger patients, ...
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