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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. Colon Cancer (PDQ): Treatment From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Search Español Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) Last Modified: 09/20/2013 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. ... stage of rectal cancer Treatment by stage of colon cancer For colon cancers that have not spread to ... that you understand the goal of treatment. Recurrent colon cancer Recurrent cancer means that the cancer has returned ...
  8. Colorectal cancer; Cancer - colon; Rectal cancer; Cancer - rectum; Adenocarcinoma - colon; Colon - adenocarcinoma ... often lead to a complete cure. Almost all colon cancers start in glands in the lining of the ...
  9. ... features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Certain Colon Cancer Patients Might Benefit From Aspirin, Study Says Experts ... could add extra years to the lives of colon cancer patients. Now, a new study suggests that only ...
  10. ... sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans American Cancer Society ... Americans appear to be winning the war on colon cancer, with a new study finding that colon cancer ...
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