Colon Cancer


The Cancer Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the Colon Cancer Alliance. It is intended to provide information on colon cancer and to help those with colon cancer find assistance paying for their medications.

Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, occurs in the colon or rectum. The colon is part of the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. Colon cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people 50 years or older. However, incidence in those younger than 50 is on the rise. Research has shown people with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop colon cancer including having a family history of polyps or colon cancer, having ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease and having a personal history of cancer. Common symptoms may include change in bowel habits, persistent abdominal discomfort, rectal bleeding or weakness or fatigue. When discovered early, colon cancer is highly treatable.

Below, please find a list of medications commonly used in the treatment of this colon cancer. Click on the hyperlink to find whether a savings program is available for that particular drug.

The Colon Cancer Alliance and NeedyMeds neither promote nor endorse the therapies listed below nor the supporters of this page. This page is for educational purposes only.

Click HERE to learn more about how to use the information on the website and click HERE for more details on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs.

Medications used in the treatment of Colon Cancer

Click on the drug name to see what programs are available for the drug:

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