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Is stage 3 rectal cancer serious?

Stage 3 is the fourth stage of rectal cancer. While some people completely recover from stage 3 rectal cancer, recovery is more difficult the more advanced the cancer has become. To treat stage 3 rectal cancer, you will likely need surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

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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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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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How does surgery affect people with stage 3 rectal cancer?
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Surgery is necessary for treatment of rectal cancer. To treat stage 3 rectal cancer, your doctor wil...
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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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