Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Colorectal cancer – also known as bowel cancer or colon cancer – is a cancer from uncontrolled cell growth in the colon, rectum, or in the appendix which form part of the large intestines. The common symptoms of colon cancer include rectal bleeding and anemia which are sometimes associated with weight loss and changes in bowel habits while it is usually caused by lifestyle and increasing age with only a minority of cases caused by underlying genetic disorders. The chance of dying from colorectal cancer is known to decrease with screening, which is recommended for people aged from 50 to 75 years old. Localized bowel cancer is generaly diagnosed through sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy...You can learn more about colorectal cancer and matters related to it with the help of this book.