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Is colon cancer or rectal cancer more common?

Colon cancer is more common than rectal cancer, says Joseph Thornton, MD, a colorectal surgeon at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he adds that treatment can be simpler for colon cancer, often without chemotherapy or radiation. 

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