Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix.It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among cancers in the Western world. Many colorectal cancers are thought to arise from adenomatous polyps in the colon. These mushroom-like growths are usually benign, but some may develop into cancer over time. Diagnosis is by colonoscopy. ...

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Colorectal Cancer Screening
... Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Prevention of Colorectal Cancer; Colon Cancer Treatment; and Rectal Cancer Treatment are also available. Colorectal cancer is the third most common malignant neoplasm w...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Colorectal Cancer Screening
... Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time sym...
Source: National Cancer Institute

   

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  • Anal Cancer Treatment
    ... Recurrent anal cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the anus or in other parts of the body. Treatment of recurrent anal cancer may incl...
  • Colorectal Cancer
    ... Cancer is a disease in which certain body cells don't function right, divide very fast, and produce too much tissue that forms a tumor. The colon and rectum are parts of the body's digestive s...
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
    ... Cancer of the colon or rectum is often called colorectal cancer. The colon and the rectum are part of the large intestine, which is part of the digestive system. Tumors found in the colon or rectum ma...
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
    ... Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time sym...
  • Rectal Cancer Treatment
    ... Recurrent rectal cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the rectum or in other parts of the body, such as the colon, pelvis, liver, or lu...
  • Rectal Cancer Treatment
    ... Recurrent rectal cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the rectum or in other parts of the body, such as the colon, pelvis, liver, or lu...

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