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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)  
    ... and rectum are part of the large intestine. Colorectal cancer occurs when tumors form in the lining of ... both men and women. The risk of developing colorectal cancer rises after age 50. You're also more ...
  2. Five Myths about Colorectal Cancer (American Cancer Society)  
    ... Local Offices Close + - Text Size Five Myths About Colorectal Cancer In many cases, colorectal cancer can be prevented. ... tests you need, when you need them. Myth: Colorectal cancer is a man’s disease. Truth: Colorectal cancer is ...
  3. Colorectal Cancer Prevention From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... The following risk factors increase the risk of colorectal cancer: Age The risk of colorectal cancer increases after ... are diagnosed after age 50. Family history of colorectal cancer Having a parent, brother, sister, or child with ...
  4. Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps Key Points The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that people at average risk for colorectal cancer ...
  5. Colorectal Cancer Screening From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... NCI Web site . Studies show that screening for colorectal cancer helps decrease the number of deaths from the disease. Four tests are used to screen for colorectal cancer: Fecal occult blood test A fecal occult blood ...
  6. Risks of Colorectal Cancer Screening From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Dictionary Search for Clinical Trials NCI Publications Español Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ®) Risks of Colorectal Cancer Screening Key Points for This Section Screening tests ...
  7. ... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Special Section: Colorectal Cancer Colorectal Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Past Issues / Spring 2009 ... are placed directly into or near the cancer. Colorectal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ...
  8. ... Home Current Issue Past Issues 6 Common Cancers - Colorectal Cancer Past Issues / Spring 2007 Table of Contents For ... of colon cancer. Photo: AP Photo/Ron Edmonds Colorectal Cancer Cancer of the colon (large intestine) or rectum ( ...
  9. Colorectal Cancer Coalition (Colorectal Cancer Coalition)  
    ... unsure that the… Read More Who Is Fight Colorectal Cancer? Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) is a leading ... colon cancer screening today. Get Involved with Fight Colorectal Cancer We envision victory over colorectal cancer and it’s ...
  10. Frequently Asked Questions about Colorectal Cancer and IBD (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America)  
    ... Cancer & IBD Go Back Frequently Asked Questions About Colorectal Cancer & IBD Email Print + Share CCFA's Chair of Professional ... Tom Ullman, MD, Answers Frequently Asked Questions About Colorectal Cancer & IBD Each year, in the United States, 147, ...
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