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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 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 ...
  3. Colorectal Cancer 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 ...
  4. Colorectal Cancer Coalition (Colorectal Cancer Coalition)  
    Fight Colorectal Cancer participates in the research process with leading scientists and raises funds for late-stage colon cancer research. ... 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. ... 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 ...
  7. 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
  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. Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... are removed. 4. Does health insurance pay for colorectal cancer screening? The Affordable Care Act requires coverage of ... 6. What new tests are being developed for colorectal cancer screening? Researchers are studying whether DNA in stool ( ...
  10. ... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Special Section: Colorectal Cancer Preventing, Detecting, and Treating Colorectal Cancer Past Issues / Spring 2009 Table of Contents For ...
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