The colon is the longest part of the large bowel or large intestine, measuring around 60 inch (around 1.5 meters). The large bowel is a tube-like organ that begins from the small intestine and ends at the anus. The colon extends from a pouch-like structure called the cecum and ends at the rectum (the part of the large bowel where stools are stored). Read more: How Do They Check Your Colon? Article
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