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Whether you or a loved one are worried about getting colorectal cancer, have just been diagnosed, are going through colorectal cancer treatment, or are trying to stay well after treatment, this detailed information from the American Cancer Society can help you find the answers you need.

About Colorectal Cancer

Get an overview of colorectal cancer and the latest key statistics in the US.  

Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Learn about the risk factors for colorectal cancer and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.

Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Know the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer. Find out how colorectal cancer is tested for, diagnosed, and staged. 

Treating Colorectal Cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, your cancer care team will discuss your treatment options with you. It’s important that you think carefully about each of your choices. Weigh the benefits of each treatment option against the possible risks and side effects.

After Treatment

Get information about life as a cancer survivor, next steps, and what you can do to help.

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