The American Cancer Society tracks colorectal cancer occurrence, including the number of deaths, cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis. ACS also tracks data regarding behaviors that influence the risk of developing cancer and the use of screening tests.
Colon/Rectum Cancer: More Information
Did you know that some screening tests can be used to spot changes in the colon and rectum before they even have a chance to become cancer? Find out more about these tests and about the risk factors for colorectal cancer here.
Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy are two of the tests that can be used to look for colon cancer. Here are some answers to common questions about these tests.
Our collection of videos explains colon cancer risk factors, screening tests, and treatments. You can also watch the personal stories of colon cancer survivors.
Here you'll find information on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and how it can affect a woman's risk of certain cancers, including colon cancer.
This guide will help you better understand colostomy – what it is, why it's needed, how it affects the normal digestive system, and what changes it can bring to a person's life.
This guide can help you understand what an ileostomy is, why it's needed, how it affects the normal digestive system, and what changes it brings to a person's life.
The American Cancer Society offers free materials to help health care professionals encourage colorectal cancer screening among their patients. Find clear, concise materials to help you explain colorectal cancer tests to patients, Society screening guidelines, and tools to help you increase screening rates in your practice.
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) is a national coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations, as well as invited individuals whose mission is to advance colorectal cancer control efforts.
Learn who needs to be tested for colon cancer, and why.