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How do medications treat stage 0 rectal cancer?

Chemotherapy medication is used to treat advanced stages of rectal cancer. You will not need chemotherapy or any medication to treat stage 0. Usually stage 0 rectal cancer treatment only involves removing the affected polyp during a colonoscopy.

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