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What is stage 3 rectal cancer?

Rectal cancer, also commonly referred to as colorectal cancer, is cancer that occurs in the rectum, the last portion of the large intestine. Stage 3 is the fourth stage of rectal cancer. At stage 3, cancer has grown from the inner lining of the rectum through the rectal wall and penetrated nearby lymph nodes. While cancer has spread to lymph nodes in stage 3, it has not yet spread to other organs or remote parts of the body.

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Can stage 3 rectal cancer be prevented?
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To prevent stage 3 rectal cancer, you should receive regular screenings for the disease. These scree...
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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 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 I manage my stage 3 rectal cancer on a daily basis?
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You may notice problems with your bowel movements, in which case you should notify your doctor immed...
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