What Is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or the rectum. It is as common in women as it is in men. It develops from adenomatous polyps—grape-like growths that can appear on the lining of the colon and rectum—that may become cancerous over time. With screening, colorectal cancer is very preventable, because polyps can be found and removed before they become cancer.

Learn More About Colorectal Cancer


You need to log in to vote

To vote for a Screening Saves National Challenge project, you must be logged in.

If you are not yet a member of our community, you can create a profile here.