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Does stage 2 rectal cancer affect children differently than adults?

Rectal cancer in children is very rare. Rectal cancer usually occurs in adults who have reached middle age or older. However, the symptoms of rectal cancer remain the same.

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How is stage 2 rectal cancer diagnosed?
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Several diagnostic tests diagnose rectal cancer. Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which yo...
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What is stage 2 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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What do I need to know about caring for someone with stage 2 rectal cancer?
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Someone with stage 2 rectal cancer will likely need a colectomy. A colectomy is major surgery that r...
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How do I manage my stage 2 rectal cancer on a daily basis?
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You may notice problems with your bowel movements, in which case you should notify your doctor immed...
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