Moving beyond colon cancer awareness.
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Name: Gastrointestinal endoscopy
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21353838
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2011.01.028
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between the CECUM and the RECTUM. It includes the ASCENDING COLON; the TRANSVERSE COLON; the DESCENDING COLON; and the SIGMOID COLON.
The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between ASCENDING COLON and DESCENDING COLON. It passes from the RIGHT COLIC FLEXURE across the ABDOMEN, then turns sharply at the left colonic flexure into the descending colon.
Tumors or cancer of the COLON or the RECTUM or both. Risk factors for colorectal cancer include chronic ULCERATIVE COLITIS; FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI; exposure to ASBESTOS; and irradiation of the CERVIX UTERI.
The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between TRANSVERSE COLON and the SIGMOID COLON.
A segment of the COLON between the RECTUM and the descending colon.
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