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Are there alternative treatments for rectal cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There is no reliable alternative to surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy to treat the physical affects of rectal cancer. However, alternative therapies are available to help with the stress and emotional discomfort that cancer can cause. Alternative treatments for rectal cancer may include the arts or spiritual practices.

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