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What is stage 0 rectal cancer?

Rectal cancer, also commonly referred to as colorectal cancer, is cancer that occurs in the rectum, the last portion of the large intestine. Stage 0 is the first stage of rectal cancer. At stage 0, cancer is only present in the inner lining of the rectum. Rectal cancer hasn't yet spread beyond the lining to the space between the inner and outer walls of the rectum at stage 0, and recovery rates are high.

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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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What causes stage 0 rectal cancer?
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Growths called polyps and nonpolypoid lesions can grow on the inner lining of the rectum and lead to...
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How do medications treat stage 0 rectal cancer?
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Chemotherapy medication is used to treat advanced stages of rectal cancer. You will not need chemoth...
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Should I talk to my doctor about my stage 0 rectal cancer symptoms?
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If you experience any symptoms of rectal cancer, tell your doctor immediately. The recovery rate of ...
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