How do medications treat stage 0 rectal cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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