Colon Adenoma

An adenoma is a type of polyp, or unusual growth of cells that form a small clump. A colon adenoma forms in the lining of your colon. While most of them are benign, or not dangerous, up to 10 percent of colon adenomas can turn into cancer. That’s why it is important to find it early and get treatment.

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Colorectal Adenocarcinoma

Colorectal adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that starts in the large intestine. Colorectal stands for your colon and rectum, which make up the large intestine. There are different types of colon and rectal cancer, but adenocarcinoma is the most common. When doctors talk about colon cancer, they are usually talking about colorectal adenocarcinoma.

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer occurs when cells in the body's colon or rectum grow abnormally. Colon cancer is another term used for cancer that starts in the colon, and rectal or rectum cancer are other names for cancer that starts in the rectum. Colon cancers usually grow slowly and take many years to develop from small growths (polyps) inside the colon.

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Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor

A gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor is a type of cancer that forms in the lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Also known as the digestive tract, the GI tract includes the stomach, colon, appendix, small intestine and rectum. Carcinoid tumors start in cells called neuroendocrine cells.

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Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Metastatic cancer spreads from one part of the body to another. When colorectal cancer spreads, it most often goes into the liver. It can also go into the lungs, bones or other parts of the body. Metastatic colorectal cancer can return after treatment.

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