- What is colorectal cancer?
- Importance of colorectal cancer screening
- Colorectal cancer risk factors
- Can colorectal cancer be prevented?
- Genetic testing, screening, and prevention for people with a strong family history 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 prevention and early detection
More information from your American Cancer Society
We have a lot more information that you might find helpful. Explore www.cancer.org or call our National Cancer Information Center toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345. We’re here to help you any time, day or night.
Other national organizations and websites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of 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 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: 02/01/2016