American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to or involving both the colon and the rectum: colorectal cancer.
- adj. anatomy Of or pertaining to the colorectum
- adj. relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum
- colo- + rectal. (Wiktionary)
“Essentially I had left the fanny specialists and gone over to the bum specialists: my new doctor was what was known as a colorectal surgeon.”
“Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal or colon cancer, is the third most common cancer worldwide, causing 529,000 deaths a year.”
“Together, they're often referred to as colorectal cancers.”
“Interval cancer was defined as colorectal adenocarcinoma that was diagnosed between the time of screening colonoscopy and the scheduled time of surveillance colonoscopy.”
“Last Year alone, more than 112000 new cases of colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, were reported in the US But many of them could have been prevented with an earlier diagnosis.”
“The study sought to show a baseline age for esophageal cancer that would compare to the generally established ages for screening for other more common cancers such as colorectal (50 years) and breast cancer (40 years).”
“This proposal would: eliminate the existing deductible and copayments for preventive services, such as colorectal cancer screening, bone mass measurements, and mammographies.”
“Tests detect hidden blood in the stool, which is often the first, and in many cases, the only sign a person has of gastrointestinal disease such as colorectal cancer.”
“The study sought to show a baseline age for esophageal cancer that would compare to the generally established ages for screening for other more common cancers such as colorectal 50”
“As you know, platinum-based chemotherapeutics continue to be standard of care for the treatment of solid tumors, such as colorectal, lung and ovarian cancers.”
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