Medical Terminology Crossword: Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Crossword

Colorectal CancerCRC 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, depending on its origin.

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


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

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