Colon cancer and rectal cancer are known together as colorectal cancer, and affect both the large intestine (colon) and the lower part of your digestive system. Risk factors include age, family history, race and diet. Early colorectal cancer may not cause symptoms so it is important to follow your doctor’s advice about how often to have a colonoscopy. For financial assistance with managing your condition, see our page on Free & Discounted Services.
- Colorectal Cancer (MedlinePlus)
- Colon Cancer Videos (American Cancer Society)
- Colorectal (Colon) Cancer – Basic Information (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Colorectal Cancer (American Cancer Society)
- Colorectal Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
- Laparoscopic Right Colectomy (BroadcastMed, Inc.)
These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.
- Colonoscopy Prep Assistant (WellApps LLC)
This app helps prepare patients who are scheduled for a colonoscopy, tracking the time between the drinks of liquid laxative. Free. iOS, Android.
Resources selected by Ann Hallyburton, Hunter Library, Western Carolina University.
Last reviewed January 1, 2020