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Is stage 4 rectal cancer serious?

Stage 4 is the last stage of rectal cancer. Few people with stage 4 rectal cancer recover from the disease. However, treatment can be administered to raise the quality of life and extend the length of life.

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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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Is there a cure for stage 4 rectal cancer?
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Once rectal cancer has reached stage 4, it is difficult to cure the disease. However, treatment can ...
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How common is stage 4 rectal cancer?
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Rectal cancer is more common in adults past middle age than in younger adults or children. In the Un...
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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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