U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Questions for the Doctor

These questions can help you start a conversation with your doctor about getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Tested for Colorectal Cancer

Men and women age 50 and older should be tested regularly for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: Monday, November 30, 2015

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Toolkit

Find information and ideas on how to encourage everyone over the age of 50 to get screened regularly for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: Monday, November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. Learn about symptoms, screening, and prevention of colon cancer.

Review Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Colorectal Cancer Screening Covered by Medicare

Everyone with Medicare qualifies for a screening colonoscopy. Learn about risk factors, how often screening is covered, and the portion of Medicare-approved costs you will need to pay.

Review Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Basic Information About Colorectal Cancer

Learn about colorectal cancer, its symptoms, risks and screening tests that are highly effective in detecting the disease early. If you are 50 or older, you should start getting regular tests for colon cancer.

Review Date: Monday, November 05, 2012

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cancer Treatment Decision Tools

Make an informed decision about your cancer treatment. Use this tool for a detailed analysis of your specific condition, statistical breakdown of treatment types, and pinpoint the exact topics you should discuss with your doctor.

Review Date: Monday, February 11, 2013

American Cancer Society

CDC Vitalsigns: Colorectal Cancer Screening

This CDC report points out why more people need to get tested for colorectal cancer and what can be done to increase screening. All people aged 50 to 75 years should get tested.

Review Date: Monday, November 05, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure that can detect early signs of colorectal or colon cancer. Learn how colonoscopy is performed, how to prepare for, and begin routine screenings.

Review Date: Friday, April 03, 2015

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and women in the United States. Learn about possible risk factors, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Review Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Talk to your health care providers about when to begin screening for colorectal cancer, what tests to have, the benefits and risks of each test, and how often to schedule appointments.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Family History: Prevent Colon Cancer

Relatives of people who have had colorectal cancer are more likely to develop the disease themselves. Learn about the importance of genetic testing and counseling.

Review Date: Friday, October 31, 2014

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Find a Colorectal Surgeon

Search by state or country to locate a colorectal surgeon in your area who is an expert in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of colon and rectal problems.

Review Date: Friday, April 03, 2015

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to detect inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, such as a polyp, and ulcers. Learn how and when the procedure is performed.

Review Date: Friday, April 03, 2015

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

NIH SeniorHealth: Colorectal Cancer

This site describes the risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and latest research on colorectal cancer. The site also links to 4 brief videos on colon cancer screening methods, clinical trials, and more.

Review Date: Monday, January 05, 2015

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Personal Screening Stories

Read brief stories from real patients about their colorectal cancer screening experiences.

Review Date: Monday, November 05, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence

Learn about research that suggests vitamin D may provide some protection against colorectal and possibly other cancers.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Your Disease Risk: Colon Cancer

To estimate your risk of colon cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: Friday, October 31, 2014

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