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Are there alternative treatments for stage 4 rectal cancer?

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.

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Is stage 4 rectal cancer serious?
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How does surgery affect people with stage 4 rectal cancer?
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What are the symptoms of stage 4 rectal cancer?
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Should I talk to my doctor about my stage 4 rectal cancer symptoms?
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