Rectal Cancer Treatment
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Rectal Cancer Treatment - Treatment for rectal cancer depends on factors such as the tumor size and location, cancer stage, and more. Surgery is a common rectal cancer treatment, and can involve removing the cancer, a small margin of surrounding normal tissue, and nearby lymph nodes. The following are some types of rectal cancer surgeries: local excision (e.g., polypectomy), resection, and resection with colostomy. Chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy may also be used alone or in combination with surgery to further eradicate cancerous cells in the body.
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