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Colon cancer – colorectal cancer or colon and rectal cancer – is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Yet it remains a leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States.
Our experts can find colon cancer early on, when it's the most curable. They also can guide you through any stage of colon cancer, using the latest treatments and research.
One patient's colon cancer experience
In November 1999, Ruth Edstrom got the news that changed her life. She had stage 4 colon cancer, and it had spread to her liver. Today, she says, "The most important thing is for people to go get screened."
Source: Allina Patient Education, Colorectal Cancer: What You Need to Know, can-ahc-14310 (3/05); Allina Patient Education, Colorectal Cancer and the Patient at Low or Average Risk, can-ahc-14311 (3/06); American Cancer Society, All About Colon and Rectum Cancer
Reviewed by: Casandra A. Anderson, MD
First Published: 10/19/2009
Last Reviewed: 10/19/2009