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Does stage 4 rectal cancer affect children differently than adults?

Rectal cancer in children is very rare. Rectal cancer usually occurs in adults who have reached middle age or older. However, the symptoms of rectal cancer remain the same.

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Should I talk to my doctor about my stage 4 rectal cancer symptoms?
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If you experience any symptoms of rectal cancer, tell your doctor immediately. The recovery rate of ...
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How is stage 4 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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How does stage 4 rectal cancer affect the body?
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Stage 4 rectal cancer affects the body by spreading through the lymph nodes to other organs. Often, ...
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What are the treatment options for stage 4 rectal cancer?
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You will almost certainly need surgery to treat stage 4 rectal cancer. Your doctor may recommend a c...
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