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Are there alternative treatments for stage 0 rectal cancer?

To treat rectal cancer, you will need to have the cancer removed. There is no reliable alternative to surgery, although at stage 0, this surgery can be done as part of a routine colonoscopy. Alternative treatments for rectal cancer focus on relieving the stress caused by advanced stages of the disease, and may include the arts or spiritual practices.

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