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What are the treatment options for stage 2 rectal cancer?

You will need surgery to treat stage 2 rectal cancer. Your doctor will likely recommend a colectomy to remove the part of the rectum that contains the cancer. Nearby lymph nodes will also be removed and tested for cancer cells. Often, the healthy parts of the colon can be fused together again, but depending on the exact location of rectal cancer, a colostomy may be required. To prevent the spread of rectal cancer, you may need chemotherapy or radiation treatment after surgery.

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