How do other illnesses affect stage 3 rectal cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Some other illnesses can cause rectal cancer. If you have Crohn?s disease or ulcerative colitis, discuss your risk for rectal cancer with your doctor. Certain inherited illnesses can increase your risk of rectal cancer as well, such as familial adenomatous polyposis and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer.

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