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How do other illnesses affect stage 3 rectal cancer?

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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How common is stage 3 rectal cancer?
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Rectal cancer is more common in adults past middle age than in younger adults or children. In the Un...
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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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How is stage 3 rectal cancer diagnosed?
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Several diagnostic tests diagnose rectal cancer. Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which yo...
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How do medications treat stage 3 rectal cancer?
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Chemotherapy medication is used to treat advanced stages of rectal cancer. Radiation x, rays that ta...
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