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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer colorrectal

Colorectal cancer (KOH-loh-REK-tul KAN-ser)
Cancer that develops in the colon (the longest part of the large intestine) and/or the rectum (the last several inches of the large intestine before the anus).

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.