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what is the difference between having colorectal cancer and hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Lots!!!: Hemorrhoids don't turn into cancer but often anal lesions are misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids and may be an anal or rectal cancer. In either case it should be correctly diagnosed and receive the proper treatment and recommendations.
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Cancer & Hemorrhoids: Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumor arising in the large intestine and/ or ano rectal canal. It has nothing to do with hemorrhoids, which, while annoying, and can cause considerable discomfort and can sometimes become infected, are similar to varicose veins in the legs. Hemorrhoid all surgery - fast and simple - can be an option for the hemorrhoid sufferer.

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After head and neck cancer treatment, how long will it be before I can eat solid food again?

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