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The Colon Cancer Foundation

The Colon Cancer Foundation, established in 2008, is a non-profit organization with a clear mission: reduce colorectal cancer and related deaths through supporting research, increasing public awareness and education, and collaborating with strategic partners in the fight against colorectal cancer (CRC). CRC is the second leading cause of cancer death, making the foundation’s mission critical.

Colon Cancer Facts

Colorectal cancer is not an old white man disease - it affects both men and women across all races and age groups
CRC incidence and mortality among <50 years (early-age onset CRC) is rising at an alarming rate
Patients younger than 55 are 58% more likely to be diagnosed with advanced-stage (III or IV) disease
70% of EAO-CRC cases have no known risk factors, such as family history of CRC

Latest Updates from CCF

Bacteria Residing in the Mouth Discovered in CRC Tumors

Cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) are increasing among young people at an alarming rate, prompting the recommended age for screening...

CRC: Leading Cause of Mortality from Cancers of the Digestive System in 2024

At the beginning of the year the American Cancer Society released the Cancer statistics for the year 2024 in its...

Cystic Fibrosis and CRC: A Surprising Connection

By Parker Lynch According to the Mayo Clinic, cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disorder in which there is severe damage...

Your Breath May be Whispering Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Breathe out into an airtight bag and take a whiff. How unpleasant is the odor? Now, consider this: what if...

Colon Cancer Risk in Cystic Fibrosis: A Patient Shares Her Experience

By Anna Payne Thank you to the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute for letting us share this blog with our audience!...

Closing the Gap: A Tale of Enhanced Mailers and Colorectal Cancer Screening

By Laiba Ahmad Once upon a time, in a community served by a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) clinic, a...

Resources & Tools

What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a type of cancer that can affect the colon and the rectum, which together make up our large intestine.

PREVENT IT! Screening Information

Screening is an extremely important preventive method to catch cancer early before it advances to an incurable stage.

Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Colorectal cancer might not cause symptoms immediately and screening is the most effective method to identify and remove polyps before they evolve into malignant diseases.