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How common is stage 3 rectal cancer?

Rectal cancer is more common in adults past middle age than in younger adults or children. In the United States, about 150,000 people are diagnosed with cancers of the rectum or colon every year. About 50,000 people in the United States die from rectal or colon cancer each year.

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What are the treatment options for stage 3 rectal cancer?
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You will almost certainly need surgery to treat stage 3 rectal cancer. Your doctor may recommend che...
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Is there a cure for stage 3 rectal cancer?
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Some people make a full recovery after treatment for stage 3 rectal cancer. A combination of surgery...
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What increases my risk for stage 3 rectal cancer?
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Your risk for rectal cancer can stem from genetics or a previous medical condition. Crohn?s disease ...
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Can stage 3 rectal cancer be prevented?
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To prevent stage 3 rectal cancer, you should receive regular screenings for the disease. These scree...
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