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What are the chances of survival for a person who is suffering rectal cancer?
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Dr. Scott Browning
Surgery - Colorectal
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends upon stage
The cure rate for early stage rectal cancers is over 90% with surgery alone, but the survival rate for advanced rectal cancers is much, much lower.

In brief: Depends upon stage
The cure rate for early stage rectal cancers is over 90% with surgery alone, but the survival rate for advanced rectal cancers is much, much lower.
Dr. Scott Browning
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Dr. Samir Gupta
Surgery
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In brief: Depends on Stage
The staging of rectal cancer is based on ct scanning, endorectal ultrasound, and preop lab testing.
Sometimes the staging is determined after surgery depending on your presentation. Stage i is the best survival and stage IV is the worst. Stage ii and stage iii cancers often require chemotherapy to improve survival.

In brief: Depends on Stage
The staging of rectal cancer is based on ct scanning, endorectal ultrasound, and preop lab testing.
Sometimes the staging is determined after surgery depending on your presentation. Stage i is the best survival and stage IV is the worst. Stage ii and stage iii cancers often require chemotherapy to improve survival.
Dr. Samir Gupta
Dr. Samir Gupta
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