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Are there alternative treatments for stage 3 rectal cancer?

To treat rectal cancer, you will need to have the cancer removed. There is no reliable alternative to surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Alternative treatments for rectal cancer focus on relieving the stress caused by advanced stages of the disease, and may include the arts, relazation, or spiritual practices.

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