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.
Colon/Rectum Cancer: More Information
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.
Watch this video from the Colon Cancer Alliance, in which Dr. Durado Brooks, Director of the American Cancer Society's Prostate and Colorectal Cancer division, explains who is at risk for colorectal cancer and what you can do to prevent or find it early.
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.
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.
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.
Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy are screening exams for colorectal cancer. Here are some answers to questions you might have about these lifesaving tests.
For healthcare professionals, the American Cancer Society offers free materials to help you continue encouraging colorectal cancer screening among your patients 50 and older. Find clear, concise materials to help you explain colorectal cancer tests to patients.