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Colon Cancer

Cancers of the Anus and Rectum

03/09/2009

Question:

What causes malignant tumors of anus or rectum to bleed and do they bleed intermittently or persistently?

Answer:

They can bleed for several reasons: thinned blood, firm stools, tumor cells eroding blood vessels, and can ooze continuosly or intermittently.

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Response by:

Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati