Colorectal Cancer Team
In the United States, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men, after skin cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. It is also the fourth most common cancer in women, after skin, lung, and breast cancer.
About 95 percent of colorectal cancers develop in glandular cells that make up the lining of the colon and rectum. A cancer that begins in a glandular cell is called an adenocarcinoma. Colorectal cancer usually starts in the innermost layer of the lining and slowly progresses through the other layers.