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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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Are there alternative treatments for stage 4 rectal cancer?
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There is no reliable alternative to surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy to treat the physical affec...
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What are the symptoms of stage 4 rectal cancer?
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As rectal cancer advances, you may notice a change in your bowel movements. Both diarrhea and consti...
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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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What increases my risk for stage 4 rectal cancer?
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Your risk for rectal cancer can stem from genetics or a previous medical condition. Crohn's disease ...
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