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Radiation Therapy for Colorectal Cancer

Treating Physicians: Dr. Salma Jabbour

Colorectal cancer includes malignant or cancerous tumors of the colon and/or the rectum.

  • The colon extends from the end of the small intestine to the rectum. It consists of ascending, transverse and descending segments.
  • The sigmoid colon is roughly S-shaped and is the lower portion of the descending colon, leading into the rectum.
  • The rectum is part of the digestive system. It makes up the final five inches of the colon.
  • Colorectal cancer can affect any of these areas.