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What is the difference between intestinal cancer and colon cancer?
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Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Specific site
Intestinal cancer can mean any type of cancer affecting any portion of the intestines (from the small intestine to the large intestine).
Colon cancer affects the large intestine only.

In brief: Specific site
Intestinal cancer can mean any type of cancer affecting any portion of the intestines (from the small intestine to the large intestine).
Colon cancer affects the large intestine only.
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Most common
Intestinal cancer is colon cancer or adenocarcinoma of the large intestine.
Cancer of the small intestine is quite a bit less common and can be of various tissue types.

In brief: Most common
Intestinal cancer is colon cancer or adenocarcinoma of the large intestine.
Cancer of the small intestine is quite a bit less common and can be of various tissue types.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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