rectum

Invasive adenocarcinoma of the rectum (rectal adenocarcinoma)

Invasive adenocarcinoma of the rectum (also known as rectal adenocarcinoma) is the most common type of rectal cancer. It is made up of cells that normally cover the inside surface of the rectum. This type of cancer often starts in a polyp such as a tubular adenoma, tubulovillous adenoma, or villous adenoma. This article will help …
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Colon

What is the colon? The colon or large intestine is an organ and a part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a long hollow tube that starts at the small bowel and ends at the anal canal. The colon is divided into several sections, including the ascending (right) colon, transverse colon, descending (left) colon, and …
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Hyperplastic polyp of the colon

A hyperplastic polyp is a non-cancerous growth typically found in the descending (left) colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum. It is a very common type of colorectal polyp. The polyp is made up of glandular cells normally found on the inside surface of the colon and rectum. Can a hyperplastic polyp turn into cancer? No. Hyperplastic …
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Adenocarcinoma of the colon

Invasive adenocarcinoma (also known as colonic adenocarcinoma) is the most common type of colon cancer. It is made up of cells that normally cover the inside surface of the colon. This type of cancer often starts in a polyp such as a tubular adenoma, tubulovillous adenoma, or villous adenoma. This article will help you understand …
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Tubular adenoma of the large intestine

A tubular adenoma is a type of polyp found in the large intestine which includes the colon and rectum. It starts from glandular cells that cover the inside surface of the large intestine. Tubular adenomas are considered precancerous conditions because, while most are benign (non-cancerous), they have the potential to develop into colorectal cancer called …
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Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)

What is a gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)? A gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) is a type of cancer called a sarcoma. It develops from the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) that are normally found in the gastrointestinal tract. GIST can start anywhere along the length of the gastrointestinal tract but is most commonly found in the …
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Villous adenoma of the large intestine

A villous adenoma is a type of polyp found in the large intestine which includes the colon and rectum. It starts from glandular cells that cover the inside surface of the large intestine. A villous adenoma is considered a precancerous condition because, while most are benign (non-cancerous), they have the potential to develop into colorectal …
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Tubulovillous adenoma of the large intestine

A tubulovillous adenoma is a type of polyp found in the large intestine, including the colon and rectum. It starts from glandular cells that cover the inside surface of the intestine. Tubulovillous adenomas are considered precancerous conditions because, while most are benign (non-cancerous), they have the potential to develop into colorectal cancer called adenocarcinoma over …
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