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What are the complications of rectal cancer?

Rectal cancer has many complications. One complication is a blockage of the colon, which can lead to:
  • stomach (abdominal) pain
  • nausea and vomiting
  • change in bowel movements
  • rectal bleeding
  • too little iron (iron deficiency anemia)
If left untreated or diagnosed late, rectal cancer can result in death.

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