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How common is stage 4 rectal cancer?

Rectal cancer is more common in adults past middle age than in younger adults or children. In the United States, about 150,000 people are diagnosed with cancers of the rectum or colon every year. About 50,000 people in the United States die from rectal or colon cancer each year.

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What is stage 4 rectal cancer?
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Rectal cancer, also commonly referred to as colorectal cancer, is cancer that occurs in the rectum, ...
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What causes stage 4 rectal cancer?
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Growths called polyps and nonpolypoid lesions can grow on the inner lining of the rectum and lead to...
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What do I need to know about caring for someone with stage 4 rectal cancer?
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Someone with stage 4 rectal cancer will likely need a colectomy.A colectomy is major surgery, and so...
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Does stage 4 rectal cancer affect children differently than adults?
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Rectal cancer in children is very rare. Rectal cancer usually occurs in adults who have reached midd...
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