What is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal cancer can develop within any part of the colon or rectum and can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Most colorectal cancers arise from growths known as adenomas. In the early stages these resemble a polyp, a term for an overgrowth of cells. In some cases, adenomas increase in size and undergo changes, becoming abnormal in function, structure and shape. This is commonly called a cancer or malignancy.
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