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Can a history of certain types of surgery cause colorectal cancer?

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Surgeries such as ureterosigmoidostomy, which is performed in the treatment of bladder cancer, and cholecsytecomy (the removal of the gallbladder) may be linked to colorectal cancer. Some studies show surgery of the bladder may lead to a risk for colon cancer development, but other studies do not.

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American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “ ” Section 12 V Colorectal Cancer.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “ ” Section 12 V Colorectal Cancer.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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