Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal cancer is killing more 20- to 30-year-olds. We now have one clue about why

It’s one of the mysteries that has puzzled cancer epidemiologists: Why are younger and younger people becoming sick with colorectal cancer?

In 2017, researchers at the American Cancer Society showed colorectal cancer is rising sharply in younger generations. For people in their 20s and 30s, colon cancer rates increased 1 to 2 percent between the mid-1990s to 2013. And rectal cancer rate shot up even more dramatically — rising 3 percent per year in the same age cohort.

Overall, those born in 1990 have double the risk of developing colon cancer and four times the risk of getting rectal cancer compared to those born around 1950. So in response to the alarming trend,…

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 Colorectal cancer is killing more 20- to 30-year-olds. We now have one clue about why

The burden of the disease is shifting to younger generations — and puzzling researchers.


Cologuard is an easy to use, noninvasive colon cancer screening test based on the latest advances in stool DNA science. It can be used by men and women 50 years of age and older who are at average risk for colon cancer. Cologuard finds both cancer and precancer.

Beating Bowel Cancer

a leading UK charity for bowel cancer patients, working to raise awareness of symptoms, promote early diagnosis and encourage open access to treatment choice for those affected by bowel cancer.

Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer UK is a leading charity dedicated to raising awareness of bowel cancer, improving the quality of life of those affected by the disease, and, ultimately, reducing deaths from the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK.

Colon & Rectal Cancer

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Colon Cancer Alliance

The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is an organization of colon and rectal cancer survivors, their families, caregivers, people genetically predisposed to the disease and the medical community.

Colon Cancer Coalition

We invite you to Get Your Rear in Gear and bring understanding, raise awareness, and eliminate the fear of colon cancer. Our grassroots efforts to drive early intervention and detection of colon cancer on a national level are collaborative at heart; we know change comes as we partner with others to connect people to resources that help them live strong and healthy lives.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Even as the second leading cause of cancer in the United States for men and women combined, colorectal cancer is one of the most curable cancers, when detected at an early stage.

Colorectal Cancer Canada

Dedicated to increasing awareness of colorectal cancer, supporting patients, and advocating on their behalf.

Fight ColoRectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer demands a cure for colon and rectal cancer. We educate and support patients, push for changes in policy that will increase and improve research, and empower survivors to raise their voices against the status quo.

Fight ColoRectal Cancer Support Community

The Fight Colorectal Cancer Support Community connects patients, family members and caregivers to empower them to become advocates for themselves and the cause...

Colon cancer is both preventable and highly treatable when detected early. There are a number of screening options to check for colon cancer, but a colonoscopy is considered the gold standard.

Susie's Cause

The Susan Cohan Kasdas Colon Cancer Foundation...The International Voice of Colon Cancer.

The Colon Club

Our main goal is to educate as many people as possible, as early as possible, about colorectal cancer in interesting and out-of-the-box ways. Our wishes are for people to have "colon talk" in their everyday lives, to know the risk factors and symptoms, and to get screened when it is appropriate for them.

All about Colon & Rectum cancer.

Understanding treatment options, accessing new and innovative therapies through clinical trials, as well as understanding the role of supportive care and complementary and alternative medicine are essential.


Half of colorectal cancer cancers have already spread to the liver by the time of diagnosis....

As a source of free patient education, our goal is to provide our users with trustworthy information and support from others on colorectal cancer.


Cancer of the rectum is the disease characterized by the development of malignant cells in the lining or epithelium of the rectum.

About 112,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer annually, and about 41,000 new cases of rectal cancer are diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society.

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Cancer of the colon or rectum is also called colorectal cancer. In the United States, it is the fourth most common cancer in men and women. Caught early, it is often curable.

National Cancer Institute

Information about Colorectal cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and vaccine therapy

Obesity Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Younger Women

The higher a woman’s body mass index, the greater her risk for early-onset colorectal cancer.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

When it comes to the decline in death rates due to cancer, the most dramatic drop has been in colon cancer deaths. More people are getting screened and there are more drugs to treat it.

Siteman Cancer Center

Read about colon and rectal cancer in general, including information about treatment and staging

Up To Date

UpToDate's extensive resources on colorectal cancer.

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