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Does rectal cancer affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Rectal cancer in children is very rare. Rectal cancer usually occurs in adults who have reached middle age or older. However, the symptoms of rectal cancer remain the same.

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