colorectal cancer

Pronunciation: (KOH-loh-REK-tul KAN-ser)

Cancer that develops in the colon (the longest part of the large intestine) and/or the rectum (the last several inches of the large intestine before the anus).

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The colon includes the ascending colon, cecum, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum.El colon comprende el colon ascendente, el ciego, el colon transverso, el colon descendente, el colon sigmoide y el recto.2005-10-24 Date last modified: 2013-01-28Colorectal CancerCáncer colorrectal