colorectal

adjective
co·​lo·​rec·​tal | \ˌkō-lō-ˈrek-tᵊl \

Definition of colorectal 

: relating to or affecting the colon and rectum colorectal cancer

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People with a strong family history of colorectal cancers, a personal history of inflammatory bowel disease or certain other risk factors may need to begin testing even earlier than age 45, the ACS said. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "The American Cancer Society Just Changed Its Guidelines Around Colorectal Cancer Screenings," 30 May 2018 Eating more than 18 ounces of red meat weekly increases the risk of colorectal cancers, the AICR stated. Allison Horton, miamiherald, "Want to reduce your odds of getting cancer? Stay active, lose weight and eat healthy," 25 May 2018 Higher concentrations of vitamin D circulating in the bloodstream are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer, according to a large international study published Thursday. Laurie Mcginley, BostonGlobe.com, "Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower colorectal cancer risk, study finds," 15 June 2018 Higher concentrations of vitamin D circulating in the bloodstream are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer, according to a large international study published Thursday. Laurie Mcginley, BostonGlobe.com, "Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower colorectal cancer risk, study finds," 15 June 2018 Higher concentrations of vitamin D circulating in the bloodstream are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer, according to a large international study published Thursday. Laurie Mcginley, BostonGlobe.com, "Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower colorectal cancer risk, study finds," 15 June 2018 MaryScott Hagle, a friend and the guardian of Ms. Adams’s daughters, said the cause was colorectal cancer. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Constance Adams, Architect of Space Habitats, Is Dead at 53," 28 June 2018 Higher concentrations of vitamin D circulating in the bloodstream are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer, according to a large international study published Thursday. Laurie Mcginley, BostonGlobe.com, "Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower colorectal cancer risk, study finds," 15 June 2018 Footnotes *When the term colon cancer is used in this article, it is intended to encompass colorectal cancer - which includes both colon and rectal cancer. **5-year survival rate [1] Cleveland Clinic. Ashley Davidson, USA TODAY, "Why more than 70 pro golfers agreed to get screened for this deadly cancer," 12 June 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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colorectal

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of colorectal

medical : of or relating to the lower part of the large intestine : of or relating to the colon and the rectum

colorectal

adjective
co·​lo·​rec·​tal | \ˌkō-lə-ˈrek-tᵊl, ˌkäl-ə- \

Medical Definition of colorectal 

: relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum colorectal cancer

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