Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancers. It includes colon cancer, which is based in the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. It also includes rectal cancer, which affects the last inches of the colon. Colon cancer is 2.5 times more common than rectal cancer, while rectal cancers account for fewer than 4% of all lower gastrointestinal cancers.