Colon & Rectum Cancer

Colon & Rectum Cancer

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  • About This Booklet
  • The Colon and Rectum
    Understanding Cancer
    Risk Factors
    Screening
    Symptoms
    Diagnosis
    Staging
    Treatment
    Nutrition and Physical Activity
    Rehabilitation
    Follow-up Care
    Complementary Medicine
    Sources of Support
    The Promise of Cancer Research
    Dictionary

Colon Cancer

Colon & Rectum Cancer

Did you know?

The lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 20.
(www.cancer.org)

While rates for colorectal cancer in adults 50 and older have been declining, incidence rates in adults younger than 50 years have been increasing.
(http://www.ccalliance.org)

People with a first-degree relative (parent, sibling, or children) who has colorectal cancer are between two and three times more likely to develop colorectal cancer than those without a family history.
(http://www.ccalliance.org)

To attempt to prevent colorectal cancer, one can take some dietary actions such as increasing the intensity and amount of physical activity, limiting intake of red and processed meats, getting the recommended levels of calcium and vitamin D, eating more vegetables and fruits to maintain a healthy diet, avoiding obesity and weight gain around the midsection, and avoiding excess alcohol.
(http://www.ccalliance.org)

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Resources

Fight Colorectal Cancer
1(877)427-2111 toll free or 1(703)548-1225
fightcolorectalcancer.org

Colon Cancer Alliance
1(877)422-2030 toll free or 1(202)434-8980
ccalliance.org

The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation
1(410)244-1778
coloncancerfoundation.org

Chris 4 Life Colon Cancer Foundation
1(855)610-1733 toll free or 1(703)239-0915
chris4life.org