Colorectal Cancer Symptoms and Diagnosis

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Colon Cancer

An estimated 150,000 people were diagnosed with cancers of the colon or rectum in 2009, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Though the cancers will claim nearly 50,000 lives in the United States, more people are surviving their battles. Learn more about colorectal cancers with the Colon Cancer Web Guide.

What Is Colon Cancer?

The colon is part of our digestive system, and one of the last stops for food before it enters the ... read more »

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms and Diagnosis

Colon and rectal cancers don’t show many signs in their early stages, which is why public health officials encourage people to get regular screenings. A person’s risk factors can also contribute to getting it or avoiding it. Learn about colorectal cancer symptoms and diagnosis in this section.

Insights for Colorectal Cancer Symptoms and Diagnosis

  • Colorectal cancer is diagnosed almost equally in men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When the cancer is caught early, 90 percent of people survive more than five years after being diagnosed or treated, a statistic known as the five-year survival rate.

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Colon Cancer Treatment

People with colorectal cancer have a number of treatment options, including chemotherapy, radiation ... read more »

Support for Colon Cancer Patients and Survivors

Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases in the United States, and there are ... read more »

Colon Cancer News and Research

Scientists are studying all aspects of colorectal cancer, and are developing ways to detect it ... read more »

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