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Colon Cancer

Disease Information

What You Need to Know About Colon Cancer

Cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer, and cancer that begins in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Cancer that starts in either of these organs may also be called colorectal cancer.

In the United States, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men, after skin, prostate, and lung cancer. It is also the fourth most common cancer in women, after skin, breast, and lung cancer.

Visit the National Cancer Institute where this information and more can be found about Colon and Rectal Cancer or ask your cancer care team questions about your individual situation.

Lo que usted necesita saber sobre el cáncer de colon y recto.

Visit the National Cancer Institute where this information and more can be found about the Breast Cancer including side effects of treatments, support information and more.

Lo que used necesita saber sebre el cáncer del seno en español.