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Solomon L. Lerer, M.D.


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The colon is the large intestine. It's major function is to recapture water and fluids that
were used to help digest our food. If too much of this fluid cannot be recaptured we
develop diarrhea. Colon polyps also develop in the large intestine and are felt to account
for ninety percent of colon cancers. Frequently, a scoping test of the colon called colonoscopy
is used to diagnose colon polyps and cancers.

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