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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. General Information about 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. ... New Clues to Why Blacks Fare Worse With Colon Cancer They may be less likely to develop a ... MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with colon cancer are about half as likely as whites to ...
  9. ... please enable JavaScript. Fish, Exercise May Help Thwart Colon Cancer's Return: Study Healthy habits important even when you' ... and a diet that includes fish may help colon cancer patients improve their odds of avoiding a relapse, ...
  10. What Women Need to Know about Colon Cancer Screening (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)  
    ... you love): What Women Need to Know about Colon Cancer Screening March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month ... the United States. Tests used for screening for colon cancer include digital rectal exam, stool blood test, barium ...
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