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Overview

  • Am I At Risk for Colorectal Cancer?
    Some risk factors are out of a person's control, such as his or her age or family history. However, some risk factors — like diet and exercise — are factors a person can control.
  • Carcinoid Tumor
    Carcinoid tumor is a rare type of tumor that grows slowly.
  • Colorectal Cancer
    Most people who have colorectal cancer are older than 50. This type of cancer is also associated with a diet high in fat and calories and low in fiber.
  • Digestive System: An Overview
    Detailed information on how the digestive system works, including a full-color, labeled illustration of the digestive system
  • Genetics and Cancer - Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC)
    This type of colon cancer is also known as Cancer Family Syndrome. It raises the risk for other cancers, including those of the endometrium, stomach, small intestine, liver and biliary tract, brain, ovary, ureters, and renal pelvis.
  • Genetics and Cancer - Other Colorectal Cancer Syndromes
    Several rare syndromes raise the risk for colorectal cancer. These disorders include Turcot syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, juvenile polyposis coli, and MYH-associated polyposis.
  • Genetics and Cancer--Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
    FAP is a syndrome characterized by a large number of benign polyps in the colon and rectum. Without treatment, a person with FAP has a nearly 100 percent risk of colorectal cancer.
  • What Are the Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer?
    Symptoms include a change in bowel habits; bright red or very dark blood in the stool; stools that are thinner than usual; stools that appear slimy or that have a mucous film on them; persistent gas pains, bloating, fullness, and/or cramps; unexplained weight loss; constant tiredness; vomiting
  • What Is Colorectal Cancer?