Colon/Rectum Cancer: More Information


Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures

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.

Colorectal Cancer: Early Detection

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.

Five Myths About Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the 5 most common cancers in men and women in the U.S. and also one of the leading causes of cancer death in the U.S. Don't let these 5 common myths stop you from getting the lifesaving tests you need, when you need them.

Colostomy: A Guide

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.

Ileostomy: A Guide

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.

ColonMD: Clinicans' Information Source

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.

National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

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.