Be Seen & Get Screened
Colorectal cancer is cancer that affects the large intestine, also known as the colon, or the rectum. The word "colorectal" is just a shortened way of saying colon and rectal.
Not including skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. It affects 1 in 20 people. It has very few symptoms, which is why screening is so important. Colorectal cancer might not cause any symptoms at first. When symptoms appear, they can include:
- Stomach pain
- A change in your bowel movements (number, texture, or size)
- Blood in your bowel movements
- Feeling weak or tired
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined in the United States.
Guidelines for colorectal cancer screening: