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How invasive is surgery for colorectal cancer?

In the last 30 years, less invasive surgery options for colorectal cancer have been developed, eliminating the need for a colostomy. Advantages of less invasive surgery are shorter recovery, smaller incisions, less pain, and less time off work. For colon cancer, a segmented resection is often performed, in which the cancerous section is cut out and the ends are spliced together.

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