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Is stage 0 rectal cancer serious?

Stage 0 is the earliest and least serious stage of rectal cancer. To treat stage 0 rectal cancer, your doctor can remove the cancerous polyp during a colonoscopy. Usually when rectal cancer is caught this early, you will make a full recovery.

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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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How do other illness affect stage 0 rectal cancer?
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Some other illnesses can cause rectal cancer. If you have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, dis...
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Does stage 0 rectal cancer affect children differently than adults?
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Rectal cancer in children is very rare. Rectal cancer usually occurs in adults who have reached midd...
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What are the treatment options for stage 0 rectal cancer?
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Stage 0 rectal cancer is treated with surgery. Often, when the cancer is in its earliest stage, whic...
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