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What is the difference between having colorectal cancer and hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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