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How do medications treat stage 3 rectal cancer?

Chemotherapy medication is used to treat advanced stages of rectal cancer. Radiation x, rays that target cancer cells are usually used in conjunction with chemotherapy. These treatments can treat cancer that is unable to be surgically removed.

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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 causes stage 3 rectal cancer?
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Growths called polyps and nonpolypoid lesions can grow on the inner lining of the rectum and lead to...
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Are there alternative treatments for stage 3 rectal cancer?
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To treat rectal cancer, you will need to have the cancer removed. There is no reliable alternative t...
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Is stage 3 rectal cancer serious?
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Stage 3 is the fourth stage of rectal cancer. While some people completely recover from stage 3 rect...
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