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What sort of disease is colorectal cancer?

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Dr. Hung Khong
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Large bowel cancer: Colon and rectum form the large intestine (large bowel). Cancer of the large intestine is generally called colorectal cancer. Specifically, cancer of the colon is colon cancer. Cancer of the rectum is rectal cancer. People over 50 should have screening colonoscopy or occult blood test. Treatment for stages 1, 2, and 3 are mainly surgery. Chemo is for stages 3 and 4, and some stage 2.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Recently, doctors appreciate that there are several different mechanisms leading to colon cancer, and one form arises more commonly in the right colon while another in the left colon. There is no substitute for a full colonoscopy exam.
Feb 12, 2012
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Cancer: Cancer within the colon. Colonoscopy can prevent this so be sure to get screened.

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