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bowel cancer

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

sigmoidoscopy

A procedure in which a doctor inserts a sigmoidoscope into the anus to examine the rectum and lower colon….

colostomy

An opening (stoma) in the abdomen made from the colon (part of the large bowel). Also, the operation that creates this stoma.

gastrointestinal (GI) tract

The passage from the mouth to the anus that allows a person to digest food and eliminate waste. The lower GI tract includes the colon, rectum and anus.