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

Caption: The colon includes the ascending colon, cecum, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum.

2005-10-24 Date last modified: 2013-01-28