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What sort of disease is colorectal cancer?

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Dr. Hung Khong
Internal Medicine - Oncology
14 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Hung Khong
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Dr. Charles Cattano
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.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cancer

Cancer within the colon.
Colonoscopy can prevent this so be sure to get screened.

In brief: Cancer

Cancer within the colon.
Colonoscopy can prevent this so be sure to get screened.
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