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How does surgery affect people with stage 0 rectal cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Surgery is necessary to treat rectal cancer. It usually cures people of stage 0 rectal cancer. At stage 0, your doctor can surgically remove the cancer during a routine colonoscopy.

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