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Colon and Rectal Cancer 

Anal/Rectal Diseases; Rectal Prolapse 

Cancer of the colon or rectum is often called colorectal cancer. The colon and the rectum are part of the large intestine, which is part of the digestive system. Tumors found in the colon or rectum may be benign (noncancerous) growths of tissue (polyps) or malignant cancerous growths of tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.

Colonoscopy is the minimally invasive endoscopic examination of the large colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. It may provide a visual diagnosis (e.g. ulceration, polyps) and grants the opportunity for biopsy of suspected lesions. Virtual colonoscopy which uses 3D imagery reconstructed from computed tomography scans is also possible, as a totally non-invasive medical test.


Colorectal Cancer as related to Anal and Rectal Diseases