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Is there a cure for stage 3 rectal cancer?

Some people make a full recovery after treatment for stage 3 rectal cancer. A combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation is the most reliable way to cure the illness. The extent of the surgery and other treatments depends on how aggressive the cancer is.

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