Colon & Rectum Cancer

Colon Cancer

Colon & Rectum Cancer

Did you know?

The lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 20.

While rates for colorectal cancer in adults 50 and older have been declining, incidence rates in adults younger than 50 years have been increasing.

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.

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.

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Fight Colorectal Cancer
1414 Prince Street, Suite 204
Alexandria, VA 22314
1(877)427-2111 toll free or 1(703)548-1225

Colon Cancer Alliance
1025 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1066
Washington, DC 20005
1(877)422-2030 toll free or 1(202)434-8980

The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation
201 North Charles Street, Suite 2404
Baltimore, MD 21201

Chris 4 Life Colon Cancer Foundation
6056 Burnside Landing Drive
Burke, Virginia 22015
1(855)610-1733 toll free or 1(703)239-0915