Disease Information

Solid Tumor: Colorectal Carcinoma

Alternate Names: Colon cancer, colon carcinoma, adenocarcinoma of the colon

What is colorectal carcinoma?

Colorectal carcinoma is a cancer that can occur anywhere along the colon (large intestine) or rectum (the last few inches of the digestive tract).

Colorectal carcinomas are diagnosed in stages 0 to IV, depending on how severe the disease is:

How common is colorectal carcinoma?

When it occurs, childhood colorectal carcinoma most often affects children with the following:

What are the symptoms of colorectal carcinoma?

Symptoms of colorectal carcinoma include the following:

How is colorectal carcinoma treated?

Colorectal carcinoma treatment is based mainly on the stage when the cancer is diagnosed. For the best chance of a complete cure, the tumor must be completely removed by surgery. If the tumor is too large to start with, chemotherapy and/or radiation may be used to try to shrink it.

What are the survival rates for colorectal carcinoma?

Why choose St. Jude for your child’s colorectal carcinoma treatment?


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