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How common is stage 1 rectal cancer?

Rectal cancer is more common in adults past middle age than in younger adults or children. In the United States, about 150,000 people are diagnosed with cancers of the rectum or colon every year. About 50,000 people in the United States die from rectal or colon cancer each year.

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How do I manage my stage 1 rectal cancer on a daily basis?
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At stage 1, rectal cancer symptoms may not be very noticeable yet. You may notice problems with your...
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What is stage 1 rectal cancer?
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Rectal cancer, also commonly referred to as colorectal cancer, is cancer that occurs in the rectum, ...
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Can stage 1 rectal cancer be prevented?
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To prevent rectal cancer, you should receive regular screenings for the disease. How often you need ...
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How does surgery affect people with stage 1 rectal cancer?
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Surgery is necessary for treatment of rectal cancer. It usually cures people with stage 1 rectal can...
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