- What is colorectal cancer?
- Importance of colorectal cancer screening
- Risk factors for colorectal cancer
- Can colorectal cancer be prevented?
- Signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer
- Colorectal cancer screening tests
- American Cancer Society recommendations for colorectal cancer early detection
- Colorectal cancer screening – insurance coverage
- Additional resources
- References: Colorectal cancer early detection
More information from your American Cancer Society
The following related information may also be helpful to you. These materials may be viewed on our website or ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.
Colorectal Cancer Overview (also available in Spanish)
Colorectal Cancer (also available in Spanish)
Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order
National organizations and websites*
In addition to the American Cancer Society, other sources of patient information and support include:
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition
Toll-free number: 1-877-427-2111 (1-877-4CRC-111)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Toll-free number: 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE)
Colon Cancer Alliance
Toll-free number: 1-877-422-2030
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER); TYY: 1-800-332-8615
National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 10/15/2014
Last Revised: 02/05/2015