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Colorectal Cancer

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Thanks to improvements in prevention, early detection, and treatment, more than a million people in the US count themselves as survivors of colon or rectum cancer (also called colorectal cancer).

Learn About Colorectal Cancer

Whether you’re worried about developing colorectal cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in If You Have Colon or Rectal Cancer.

Colon Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Living a healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of colorectal cancer. But regular screening is also important. Testing can often find colon cancer early, when it’s most treatable, or sometimes even prevent it altogether. 

Colon Cancer Treatment and Support

If you are facing colorectal cancer, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Colorectal Cancer Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from colon cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history. 

Get Involved

You can make a difference in the fight against cancer by volunteering your time, participating in an event, or donating to the cause. Find out about all the ways you can get involved today. 

Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with colon cancer

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Online Support Communities

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Facing colorectal cancer?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and

Colon Cancer in the News

Colon Cancer News

Read the latest developments in colon cancer

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