Advertisement

What do I need to know about caring for someone with stage 1 rectal cancer?

Someone with stage 1 rectal cancer will need to have the cancer removed during a colonoscopy. Afterwards, he or she may feel bloated and slightly uncomfortable. Be sensitive to these side effects of the procedure. A day or so after a colonoscopy he or she should be feeling back to normal.

Continue Learning about Stage 1 Rectal Cancer

How does surgery affect people with stage 1 rectal cancer?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Surgery is necessary for treatment of rectal cancer. It usually cures people with stage 1 rectal can...
More Answers
What causes stage 1 rectal cancer?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Growths called polyps and nonpolypoid lesions can grow on the inner lining of the rectum and lead to...
More Answers
Does stage 1 rectal cancer affect children differently than adults?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Rectal cancer in children is very rare. Rectal cancer usually occurs in adults who have reached midd...
More Answers
What increases my risk for stage 1 rectal cancer?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Your risk for rectal cancer can stem from genetics or a previous medical condition. Crohn's disease ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.