Three-panel drawing showing colon cancer surgery with anastomosis; first panel shows the area of the colon with cancer, middle panel shows the cancer and nearby tissue removed, last panel shows the cut ends of the colon joined.

Resection of the colon with anastomosis. Part of the colon containing the cancer and nearby healthy tissue is removed, and then the cut ends of the colon are joined.

From: Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)

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PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet].
Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute (US); 2002-.

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