March 12, 2018
Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that affects a person's rectum, colon, or both. This is also known as the large intestine.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), 2018 could bring around 97,220 new diagnoses of colon cancer and 43,030 new cases of rectal cancer to the United States.
This type of cancer is more likely to appear in older individuals, but there are many other risk factors associated with its emergence, such as genetic and lifestyle factors.