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descending colon

[de-send-ing ko-lun] the third section of the colon. This section starts at the end of the transverse (crosswise) section and continues downward on the left side of the abdomen (belly) before connecting with the sigmoid colon. See also colon, ascending colon, transverse colon, sigmoid colon.

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Types of colostomies

... the body. This type of colostomy allows the stool to leave the body
before it reaches the descending colon. Some of the ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/ostomies/colostomyguide/colostomy-types-of-colostomies

What is colorectal cancer?

... and bends to go across the top of the belly (the transverse colon in the picture),
and turns down again on the left side (the descending colon in the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/overviewguide/colorectal-cancer-overview-what-is-colorectal-cancer

Cancer Glossary

... leaves the body through the anus. See also anus, ascending colon,
colon, descending colon, transverse colon, rectum. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=s

Colostomy: A Guide

... the body. This type of colostomy allows the stool to leave the body
before it reaches the descending colon. Some of the ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002823-pdf.pdf

What is colorectal cancer?

... the upper abdomen. The third section, called the descending colon,
continues downward on the left side. The fourth and ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-what-is-colorectal-cancer

What is colorectal cancer?

... in the upper abdomen. The third section, the descending colon,
continues downward on the left side. The fourth and last ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-what-is-crc

Video - Colon Cancer Risk Factors: What You Need to Know

... for 8 to ten years then your risk of developing colon cancer begins to ... and Alaska
native populations, people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent also have ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colon-cancer-risk-factors-video