Information is power. That’s why we’re here to provide you with the insight and tools you need to learn about colon cancer or face a diagnosis head on.
In this section you will find general information about colon cancer, including basic statistics, disease terminology, screening methods and resources. We have also included links to some of the best resources available on the web for information about colon cancer, staging and treatment. Break the silence with us and share the information you learn. Together we can knock out colon cancer.
What is Colon Cancer
Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, occurs in the colon or rectum. The colon is part of the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. Most colon cancers develop first as polyps, which are abnormal growths inside the colon or rectum that may later become cancerous if not removed.
Colon cancer, when discovered early, is highly treatable. Even when diagnosed at a later stage, there are many options to help you knock out this disease. Treatment options include:
- Biological Therapy
- Liver Directed Therapy
- Radiation Therapy
Research & News
A proactive approach is vital to knocking colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Scientific research is among the best ways we can go on the offensive against this disease. New studies are constantly being done to learn more and provide hope for people no matter what stage they are diagnosed.
Whether you’re a patient, survivor, family member or simply going in for a colon cancer screening, we want to help you along the way. That’s why we’ve created materials for you to download, print and use to help you navigate the waters of your journey.
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