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- 1.1. Tumors of the lower alimentary tract may be separated anatomically into those of: 1. pelvic colon; 2. recto-sigmoidal juncture; 3. mid-rectum; 4. lower rectum, including the anal canal.
- 2.2. The mildness of symptoms in the early stages of cancer, in these different locations, may mislead as to the character of the disease.
- 3.3. The early symptoms herein described, when not otherwise accounted for, justify a thorough palpation and inspection of the suspected areas.
- 4.4. A biopsy should be done if tumors appear atypical.
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