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Should I talk to my doctor about my stage 2 rectal cancer symptoms?

If you experience any symptoms of rectal cancer, tell your doctor immediately. The recovery rate of rectal cancer is higher the earlier cancer is treated, so do not waste time before talking to your doctor. Symptoms to watch for include blood in your stool, diarrhea or constipation that does not go away, abdominal pain or bloating, weight loss, and a general sense of fatigue.

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