Medical Dictionary: Cancer of the rectum


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Cancer of the rectum: Another name for Rectal cancer.
Cancer of the rectum (condition): Cancer of the rectum or rectal area.
Cancer of the rectum (condition): Rectal cancer is a form of colorectal cancer that affects the rectum. It is an under-diagnosed condition because it has no early symptoms. Even when symptoms occur, both the symptoms and the diagnostic tests required are considered embarrassing by many, leading to delayed diagnosis. However, early diagnosis is crucial as colorectal cancer is a leading cause of death.

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