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What is a local excision for colorectal cancer?

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Local excision can be used to treat cancers in the rectum (the lowest portion of the colon). The procedure involves removing the cancer and some tissue of the wall of the rectum. It may be done through the anus (the opening of the rectum) or through a small cut in the rectum. The procedure does not require major abdominal surgery.

From: Colorectal Cancer Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The American Cancer Society. The National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

SOURCE: The American Cancer Society. The National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

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