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Colorectal Cancer | Colon and Rectal Cancer - Glossary

Written by Dr. Anitha Paderla, MBBS | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Dec 27, 2021
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Glossary

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: A type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be benign or malignant.
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Biopsy: A procedure used extensively to extract cells and tissues for examination to verify the presence of disease.

Cancer: A disease which is caused by the abnormal multiplication of cells in an uncontrollable fashion.

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Human beings were designed to squat for defecation. In squatting cultures, colon cancer is virtually unknown. The western toilet prevents complete evacuation of the colon and leads to fecal stagnation.

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