We are the largest nonprofit dedicated to colorectal cancer

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Patients, families, friends, and caregivers united as allies

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Voices of hope, shoulders to lean on, arms open wide

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Breaking new ground, busting old stigmas

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We're here for you, and for each other

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We will end colorectal cancer, together

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is fiercely determined to end colon and rectal cancers within our lifetime. Together with a nation of passionate allies, we advocate for prevention, magnify support, and accelerate research to stop this disease.

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Your colorectal cancer ally

Find resources for patients, survivors, caregivers, and family members.

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Colorectal cancer basics

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or rectum, which are parts of the digestive system. Unlike most cancers, colorectal cancer is often preventable with screening and highly treatable when detected early.

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Screening and prevention

The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is getting screened on time. Screenings can also find cancer early when treatment is most effective. Most people should begin colorectal cancer screenings at age 45, but people with certain risk factors may need to start screening earlier.

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Treating colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is highly treatable if caught early. There are many types of treatments for colorectal cancer, including surgery, chemo, radiation, and other therapies. Your treatment typically depends on the location of the cancer and the stage of diagnosis.

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Get help and support

A colorectal cancer diagnosis can be a challenging time. It helps to know that resources, support, and information are always available. A nation of allies is standing by ready to help you navigate your path to survivorship.


I was diagnosed with stage-I colon cancer. Due to my cancer’s localized nature, it was relatively simple to treat. Had I ignored my doctor’s plea and waited to get screened, I could have been facing full-blown metastatic disease in just a few years, which is much harder to overcome.

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How will you help end colorectal cancer?

With your support, we can end colorectal cancer in our lifetime. There are so many ways to take action!

Donate to end colorectal cancer in our lifetime

Every dollar you give increases access to screening, provides invaluable patient and family assistance, and helps to fund critical research.