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How does surgery affect people who have stage 3 rectal cancer?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

On where in the rectum the tumor is and what specific surgery is performed, i need more information to adequately answer this question.

In brief: Depends

On where in the rectum the tumor is and what specific surgery is performed, i need more information to adequately answer this question.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Paul Harper
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to say

Some people are cured and some are not.
You can't predict who will be in each catergory. My dad had stage 3. Best chance for survival at that time was 5% for 5 years. He lived 25 years after surgeryand died at age 95. Go figure. All is not lost with the diagnosis of cancer.

In brief: Hard to say

Some people are cured and some are not.
You can't predict who will be in each catergory. My dad had stage 3. Best chance for survival at that time was 5% for 5 years. He lived 25 years after surgeryand died at age 95. Go figure. All is not lost with the diagnosis of cancer.
Dr. Paul Harper
Dr. Paul Harper
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