is the final segment of the colon
. It is the area in which stools are stored until elimination through defecation. Rectal cancer leads to the appearance of tumors
(growths) in the rectal area. It is generally secondary to a polyp
or benign tumor
. Rectal cancer has symptoms such as constipation
, a sensation of heaviness, vomiting, and a constant need to have a bowel movement. These signs may be accompanied by abdominal pain
and a varying amount of blood present in stools.
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Latest update on November 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM by Jeff.