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How common is stage 0 rectal cancer?

Rectal cancer is more common in adults past middle age than in younger adults or children. In the United States, about 150,000 people are diagnosed with different stages of cancer of the rectum or colon every year. About 50,000 people in the United States die from rectal or colon cancer each year. Stage 0 is the least serious stage of rectal cancer.

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What do I need to know about caring for someone with stage 0 rectal cancer?
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Someone with stage 0 rectal cancer will need to have the cancer removed during a colonoscopy. Afterw...
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Is there a cure for stage 0 rectal cancer?
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Most people with stage 0 rectal cancer recover completely. If you have stage 0 rectal cancer, you wi...
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What is stage 0 rectal cancer?
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Can stage 0 rectal cancer be prevented?
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