Colorectal Cancer Crossword

Colorectal Cancer Crossword

Nearly double the number of young adults under 55 are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer today compared to a decade ago, and more are dying from the disease each year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). 

In the United States, it is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women.

The cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. Most begin as a polyp, a growth in the tissue. This cancer may be referred to as colon cancer or rectal cancer.


  •  The word roots: col/o, meaning colon, and rect/o, meaning rectum.
  • CRC is the abbreviation for colorectal cancer.


Exploring Medical Language. 11th Edition, Elsevier

Basic Medical Language, 7th Edition, Elsevier

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American Cancer Society

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



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