Understanding colon and rectal cancer
Colorectal cancer—a cancer of the colon or rectum.
Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum, which are parts of the digestive
or gastrointestinal system. Excluding skin cancer, colorectal cancer
is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States.
The information everyone needs about colon and rectal cancer.
The good news is that there has been a decline in deaths from colorectal cancer
over the past 15 years. And, as with all cancers, the more you know
about this disease the better you can fight it. Through this Web site, sanofi-aventis
is providing colon and rectal cancer information you need – whether you’ve been
diagnosed yourself or are caring for a patient with colorectal cancer.
In this section you’ll learn about these topics:
What is colon and rectal cancer?
Colon and rectal cancer treatment options
Living with colon or rectal cancer
Colon and rectal cancer resources