Colon cancer and rectal cancer are together known as colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer affects 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 follow your doctor’s advice on how often to have a colonoscopy. For financial assistance with managing your condition, see our page on Free & Discounted Services.
For information on cancer screening, see our Cancer Screening page.
- 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 give you easy-to-use information and resources that can help you get and stay healthy. For tips on choosing apps, see How to Choose a Good Health App by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
- 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 March 30, 2021