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Colorectal Cancer

What is colorectal cancer?

Colorectal cancer is cancer that develops in the tissues of the colon or rectum. Your colon and rectum are part of your digestive system:

  • Your colon is the first and longest part of your large intestine. It absorbs water and some nutrients from foods. It also changes the leftover waste products into stool (poop).
  • Your rectum is the lower part of your large intestine. It's where your body stores stool.

Cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer, and cancer that begins in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Cancer that affects either of these parts may also be called colorectal cancer.

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  1. Colorectal Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is cancer that develops in the tissues of the colon or rectum. Your colon and rectum are part of your ... either of these parts may also be called colorectal cancer. What causes colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer happens when ...
  2. Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests What are colorectal cancer screening tests? Colorectal cancer screening tests check for signs of colorectal cancer . Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that affects the ...
  3. Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon). ... simply called colon cancer. In the United States, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths ...
  4. ... following organizations are good resources for information on colorectal cancer : American Cancer Society -- www.cancer.org/cancer/colon- ...
  5. ... Preventive Services Task Force website. Final recommendation statement. Colorectal cancer: screening. www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/colorectal-cancer- ...
  6. Colorectal Cancer Videos Video (American Cancer Society)  
    ... doctor. All About Cancer Cancer Types Colorectal Cancer Colorectal Cancer Videos Thanks to improvements in early detection and ... cooperation with the American Cancer Society. More in Colorectal Cancer About Colorectal Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention ...
  7. Colorectal cancer risk factors are things that increase the chance that you could get colorectal cancer. Some risk factors you can control, such as ...
  8. ... the risk for death and complications caused by colorectal cancer. ... risk factors are: A family history of inherited colorectal cancer syndromes, such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or ...
  9. ... disease ( ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease ) Screening for colorectal cancer ... Lawler M, Johnson B, Van Schaeybroeck S, et al. Colorectal cancer. In: Niederhuber JE, Armitage JO, Kastan MB, Doroshow ...
  10. National Cancer Institute website. Colorectal cancer prevention (PDQ) - health professional version. www.cancer.gov/types/colorectal/hp/colorectal-prevention-pdq . Updated March 28, 2024. Accessed April ...
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