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What are the symptoms of stage 3 rectal cancer?

As rectal cancer advances, you may notice a change in your bowel movements. Both diarrhea and constipation that do not go away can signal rectal cancer. Blood in the stool, abdominal discomfort, feeling that you cannot completely empty your bowel, weight loss, and general fatigue are other symptoms to watch for.

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How common is stage 3 rectal cancer?
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How is stage 3 rectal cancer diagnosed?
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What do I need to know about caring for someone with stage 3 rectal cancer?
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How does surgery affect people with stage 3 rectal cancer?
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