Definition of colorectal
: relating to or affecting the colon and rectum colorectal cancer
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The IARC review also found evidence for an association between unprocessed red meat (such as beef or pork) and colorectal cancer, along with some evidence that red meat might contribute to pancreatic and prostate cancers, too.
Roger Fowler was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at 45.
Worldwide, 1.36 million people are afflicted with colorectal cancer each year and 782 million get liver cancer, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France.
Dr. Steven Wexner, chairman of the colorectal surgery department at Cleveland Clinic Florida, said the current guidelines recommend a screening at 50.
A 2004 study of 470 people with a family history of colorectal cancer showed that nearly half rated their level of concern about genetic discrimination as high.
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Definition of colorectal for English Language Learners
medical : of or relating to the lower part of the large intestine : of or relating to the colon and the rectum
Medical Definition of colorectal
: relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum colorectal cancer
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