Please help me with this surely simple question. In some information I've been reading about HNPCC, they use the terms "right side" and "left side" (of the colon).. is this the same as "ascending" and "descending?" - meaning that ascending = right side and that descending = left side?
Just to be sure that I'm understanding that the terms are from the *patient's view* and not from the outside world, looking *at* the patient's body.
Thank you, and thanks for not laughing