Understanding Colorectal Cancer: An Introduction

If you or someone you know has just been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, you may have a lot of questions. In this series of articles, you will find basic information about colorectal cancer.


“Understanding Colorectal Cancer” can help answer these questions:

What is colorectal cancer?

How is colorectal cancer diagnosed?

How is colorectal cancer staged?

How does colorectal cancer spread?

I’ve received my diagnosis. What do I do now?

What are my treatment options?

What are the side effects of different treatments? 

What questions do I need to ask my doctor? 

After treatment ends, what kind of follow-up care will I need? 



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