Advertisement

Are there alternative treatments for stage 4 rectal cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There is no reliable alternative to surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy to treat the physical affects of stage 4 rectal cancer. However, alternative therapies are available to help with the stress and emotional discomfort that cancer can cause. Alternative treatments for rectal cancer may include the arts or spiritual practices.

Continue Learning about Stage 4 Rectal Cancer

How is stage 4 rectal cancer diagnosed?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Several diagnostic tests diagnose rectal cancer. Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which yo...
More Answers
Can stage 4 rectal cancer be prevented?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
To prevent stage 4 rectal cancer, you should receive regular screenings for the disease. These scree...
More Answers
How do I manage my stage 4 rectal cancer on a daily basis?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
You will likely need surgery as well as radiation and chemotherapy to treat stage 4 rectal cancer. D...
More Answers
What are the symptoms of stage 4 rectal cancer?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
As rectal cancer advances, you may notice a change in your bowel movements. Both diarrhea and consti...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.