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digital rectal examination (DRE)

An examination in which a doctor puts a gloved finger into the anus to feel for abnormalities in the anus, rectum or prostate gland.

abdominoperineal resection (APR)

An operation for rectal cancer, which involves removing part of the colon and the rectum and anus and creating a permanent colostomy. Also used for anal cancer.

local excision

A type of surgery for selected small rectal cancers. The surgeon operates through the anus to remove the cancer without cutting into the abdomen.

bowel cancer

Cancer of the large bowel; also known as colorectal cancer, colon cancer or rectal cancer.

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A tube with a camera and a light on it that can be inserted into different cavities in the body for a close examination. They are often named after the part of the body they are designed to examine, such…

cone biopsy

Removal of a cone-shaped piece of the cervix for examination under a microscope.

sputum cytology test

Examination of sputum under a microscope to look for cancer cells….

large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ)

A procedure used to remove cervical tissue for examination.


An internal examination of the nose and upper airways using a long, flexible tube called an endoscope….