Colorectal cancer -- cancer that develops in the colon or rectum -- is the third most common cancer affecting men and women in the United States. But colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable! These cancers often begin as a growth of tissue, or polyp, in the lower part of the digestive or gastrointestinal system. Over many years these polyps can slowly change into cancer. Screening makes it possible to find these polyps and remove them before they become cancerous.
Legacy Cancer Institute specializes in screening, diagnosis, treatment, support and survivorship services for patients with colorectal cancer.