Rectal Cancer (cont.)
Timothy Kuo, MD
George Fisher, MD, PhD
Winston W Tan, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP
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Rectal Cancer Causes
Rectal cancer usually develops over several years, first growing as a precancerous growth called a polyp. Some polyps have the ability to turn into cancer and begin to grow and penetrate the wall of the rectum.
An often forgotten risk factor, but perhaps the most important, is the lack of screening for rectal cancer.Routine cancer screening of the colon and rectum is the best way to prevent rectal cancer.
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