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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. Colorectal Cancer (PDQ): Screening From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... These are called diagnostic tests . General Information About Colorectal Cancer Colorectal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ... Treatment Rectal Cancer Treatment Genetics of Colorectal Cancer Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from ...
  3. Colorectal Cancer (PDQ): Prevention From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... to keep cancer from starting. General Information About Colorectal Cancer Colorectal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ... Treatment Rectal Cancer Treatment Genetics of Colorectal Cancer Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from ...
  4. Colorectal Cancer Coalition (Colorectal Cancer Coalition)  
    ... Learn about research that fuels our fight. Fight Colorectal Cancer participates in the research process with leading scientists ... cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Fight Colorectal Cancer trains, organizes and equips colon cancer advocates who ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. How Is Colorectal Cancer Staged? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... rates for colorectal cancer by stage? How is colorectal cancer staged? The stage describes the extent of the ... the information is not available." T categories for colorectal cancer T categories of colorectal cancer describe the extent ...
  7. ... colorectal cancer? What are the risk factors for colorectal cancer? A risk factor is anything that affects your ... years old. Personal history of colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer If you have a history of adenomatous polyps ( ...
  8. ... 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 ...
  9. English - Colorectal Cancer (The Risks) Video Audio Handout Terms of Use Close Window This information made possible with partial support ... Cancer Institute through the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness Research and Training (AANCART
  10. ... 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 ( ...
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