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When does someone need to see a colorectal cancer surgeon?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Colon tumor: Most patients with colorectal symtoms are seen by a GI clinician. If a lesion found which can not be removed by colonoscopy then patient is referred to colon surgeon who will review situation to define which interventional procedure is needed to completely remove the tumor. This may be done laparoscopically or if needed by formal laparotomy
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