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Is stage 2 rectal cancer serious?

Stage 2 is the third stage of rectal cancer. While the chances of recovery from rectal cancer decrease as the cancer progresses, many people make a full recovery from stage 2 rectal cancer. To treat stage 2 rectal cancer, your doctor can perform a colectomy to remove the infected part of the rectum.

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Is there a cure for stage 2 rectal cancer?
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Many people make a full recovery after treatment for stage 2 rectal cancer. Surgery is the only reli...
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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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Should I talk to my doctor about my stage 2 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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How common is stage 2 rectal cancer?
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Rectal cancer is more common in adults past middle age than in younger adults or children--it is mos...
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