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    Subtotal Colectomy for Colon Cancer

    Learn about the four main steps used in surgery to remove part of the colon -- complete with pictures to help you understand.

    Subtotal Colectomy for Colon Cancer

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    Total Colectomy for Colon Cancer

    Removal of the entire large colon is usually not necessary to treat colon cancer except for a small number of people. Learn more here.

    Total Colectomy for Colon Cancer

    Surgery for Sigmoid and Rectal Cancer

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    Surgery for Sigmoid and Rectal Cancer

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on January 27, 2015
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