Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 140,000 colorectal cancer cases and about 50,000 deaths from colorectal cancer occur each year. The following links provide background information on colon cancer and what you can do to help prevent it.
This overview of colorectal cancers includes statistics, symptoms, risks and ways to prevent colon and rectal cancers.
Get the facts on colon cancer and take a risk assessment from WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. Learn about Direct Access Colonoscopy that makes scheduling your colonoscopy simple.
Changing your diet to decrease your risk of developing cancer is a good idea but starting an exercise program might also be helpful. Some studies on obesity are showing that being overweight may place you at risk of developing cancers, including colon cancer.
Colonoscopy is the most common screening method for colorectal cancer. Learn how cancer is diagnosed as well as explore colonoscopy and other endoscopic exams for cancer.
Screening colonoscopies can find polyps before they become cancerous. This service overview covers what to expect and how to prepare for your colonoscopy.
Smoking is one of the major risk factors for colon cancer. Learn how smoking affects your digestive system and commit to quit.
Learn about Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), also known as familial polyposis coli, adenomatous polyposis coli, or Gardner syndrome. This genetic condition can cause early onset colon cancer.
Explore information on colorectal cancer from the National Cancer Institute including causes & prevention, treatments, screenings and more.
The Colon Cancer Alliance’s mission is to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers by championing prevention, funding cutting-edge research and providing the highest quality patient support services. Access resources on colon cancer screening and how you can get involved.
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy website, www.screen4coloncancer.org, is dedicated to educating patients about colorectal cancer and what can be done to prevent it.