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Colorectal Cancer: Surgery

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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Partnering With Your Doctor to Treat Colorectal Cancer

Taking an active role in your medical care is always a good idea. But it's especially important during colorectal cancer treatment. There are a lot of important decisions that you and your team of doctors need to make and it's best if you work together. Being diagnosed with colorectal cancer can make you feel helpless. Becoming involved in the treatment process can give you back a feeling of control. Here are some things you can do to make a partnership with your doctor work. Be an active...

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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

This surgical technique removes a diseased section of the lower colon and rectum using a laparoscope. Read more here.

Surgery for Sigmoid and Rectal Cancer

 

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Reviewed by Arnold Wax, MD on February 20, 2010
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