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The colon is a long, thick tube about 3-5 feet long. It is located just below the stomach and connects the small intestine to the rectum. digestive-colonThe large intestine absorbs water and contains many bacteria that aid in the breaking down of wastes to extract some small amounts of nutrients. Feces in the large intestine exit the body through the anal canal.

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Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert Q&A Now Available

April 27th, 2016

Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert Q&A Now Available

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CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Perez Lynch Syndrome: Get the Facts about this Hereditary Cancer […]

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CONDITIONS OF THE GI TRACT

 

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