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:
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: