About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In the United States there were 146,970 estimated cases and 49,920 reported deaths for both colon and rectal cancer in 2009. Screening is an important means of detecting the disease early, when the chances of cure are highest. Screening also allows for the detection and removal of potentially precancerous growths, called polyps, preventing the cancer from developing.
Colorectal Cancer Screening at NewYork-Presbyterian
NewYork-Presbyterian provides a comprehensive range of early detection and prevention programs for colorectal cancer including colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and genetic counseling and testing.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
- American Cancer Society
Colorectal Cancer: Early Detection
Can Colorectal Polyps and Cancer Be Found Early?
American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer
- National Cancer Institute
Colon and Rectal Cancer
- Colon Cancer Alliance
What is Colon Cancer?
- The American College of Gastroenterology
Colon Cancer Prevention and Screening