Advertisement

Are there alternative treatments for rectal cancer?

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.

Continue Learning about Colorectal Cancer

More People Under 65 Getting Colorectal Cancer, Says American Cancer Society
More People Under 65 Getting Colorectal Cancer, Says American Cancer Society
You might think of colorectal cancer as a condition that only affects older people. While it’s true that the risk rises as you age, an increasing numb...
Read More
Does rectal cancer run in families?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Rectal cancer can run in families. It can be caused by specific genetic disorders, which account for...
More Answers
How does a colonoscopy help prevent colorectal cancer?
American Society for Gastrointestinal EndoscopyAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Colorectal cancer is highly preventable. Colonoscopy may detect polyps (small growths on the lining ...
More Answers
Is Colon Cancer or Rectal Cancer More Common?
Is Colon Cancer or Rectal Cancer More Common?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.