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Use this step to check out additional information on colorectal cancer. It is important to know that there is still much to be learned. Some aspects of colorectal cancer are still controversial. Researchers are conducting clinical trials to find more definitive answers.
NCI Web Site Topic Page for Colon and Rectal Cancer
Cancer Topics: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Main page for colon and rectal cancer on the NCI Web site.

What You Need To Know About Cancer Of The Colon And Rectum
Detection, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer.

NIH Senior Health: Colorectal Cancer
Web site that features authoritative and up-to-date information in a format tailored to older adults.

Prevention, Genetics, Causes
Information related to prevention, genetics, and risk factors.

Colorectal Cancer (PDQ®): Prevention
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Expert-reviewed information summary about factors that may influence the risk of developing of colorectal cancer and about research aimed at the prevention of this disease.

Genetics of Colorectal Cancer (PDQ®)
Discussion of the genetics of colorectal cancer (written for health care professionals).

Understanding Cancer Series: Gene Testing
Slide show illustrating what genes are, and how mutations occur and are identified within genes. Also discusses the benefits and limitations of gene testing for cancer and other disorders.

Search: Cancer Genetics Services Directory
Database of professionals who provide services related to cancer genetics.

Screening and Testing
Information about methods of cancer detection, including new imaging techniques, tumor markers, and biopsy procedures.

Colorectal Cancer (PDQ®): Screening
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Expert-reviewed information summary about tests used to detect or screen for colorectal cancer.

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Questions and Answers
NCI Fact Sheet on Colorectal Cancer Screening.

Information about colon and rectal cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and vaccine therapy.

Clinical Trials
Clinical Trial Results: Colon and Rectal Cancer Trial Results
Summaries of newsworthy clinical trial results.

Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial (PLCO)

Large-scale clinical trial to determine whether certain cancer screening tests reduce deaths from prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian cancer.

Search for Clinical Trials
Search engine for clinical trials that are open to participants by type of cancer, stage/subtype of cancer, type of trial, and location of trial.

What You Need To Know About Cancer Of The Colon And Rectum: The Promise Of Cancer Research
Research being conducted on prevention, screening, and treatment of colorectal cancer.

Cancer Research Portfolio
Search for research projects currently under way, by type of research, type of cancer, and participating institutions.

Related Topics
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse Resources
Information about colon polyps and noncancerous digestive diseases that may be risk factors for colon cancer.

Other Resources
Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
An interactive tool designed to help people and their healthcare providers make informed choices about colorectal screening. The tool uses a respondent's answers to an online questionnaire to calculate that person’s 5-year, 10-year, and lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Staying Healthy
Behaviors you can change to live a healthier lifestyle.

Get More Information From the National Cancer Institute
How to get additional information from the National Cancer Institute.

Your Disease Risk: Cancer
An interactive tool from the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention that estimates your risk of cancer and provides tips for prevention.

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