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colorectal cancer
 

Colorectal cancer is malignant cells found in the colon or rectum. The colon and the rectum are part of the large intestine, which is part of the digestive system. Because colon cancer and rectal cancers have many features in common, they are sometimes referred to together as colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. However, the number of new cases of colorectal cancer, and the number of deaths due to colorectal cancer, have decreased, which is attributed to increased sigmoidoscopic screening and polyp removal.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

 
Treatments

Treatment may include: 

 

  • colon surgery
  • segmental resection - the cancer and a length of normal tissue on either side of the cancer are removed, as well as the nearby lymph nodes
  • radiation therapy
  • chemotherapy
  • medication
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