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Colon cancer or colorectal cancer, what's the difference?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Location

Cancers that arise from the epithelium of the large intestine are similar in most ways whether they are in the colon or rectum. Discussions of "colon cancer" unspecified usually mean "colorectal" unless stated otherwise.
Usage, including by me, is often sloppy.

In brief: Location

Cancers that arise from the epithelium of the large intestine are similar in most ways whether they are in the colon or rectum. Discussions of "colon cancer" unspecified usually mean "colorectal" unless stated otherwise.
Usage, including by me, is often sloppy.
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