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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. Risks of 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. 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 ...
  5. ... 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 ...
  6. ... 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 ( ...
  7. Colorectal Cancer Coalition (Colorectal Cancer Coalition)  
    ... As a cancer… Read More Who Is Fight Colorectal Cancer? Fight Colorectal Cancer is a leading colorectal cancer ... about colon screening today. Get Involved with Fight Colorectal Cancer We envision victory over colorectal cancer and it’s ...
  8. 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, ...
  9. ... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Special Section: Colorectal Cancer Preventing, Detecting, and Treating Colorectal Cancer Past Issues / Spring 2009 Table of Contents For ...
  10. 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 ( ...
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