Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the colon and/or rectum. The colon and the rectum are parts of the large intestine, which is part of the digestive system.
Find answers in our in-depth report on colon and rectal cancer:
In her own words: living with colon cancer
Coping with pain related to cancer and chemotherapy
Pain associated with cancer and chemotherapy can be relieved. Read here to find out how.
Fighting colon cancer: one man's story
Baseball superstar Eric Davis battled colon cancer and won. Here's his story and what he wants other people to learn from it.
Life after cancer
Read here to find out answers to questions you may have after ending cancer treatment.
Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the US and the third deadliest cancer worldwide. But when diagnosed at an early stage, before the cancer has invaded the colon wall or spread to distant sites, the chances of survival are much higher.