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Can rectal cancer be treated surgically?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Rectal cancer, like any cancer needs - 1) diagnosis, 2) staging and prognosis, 3) treatment.
Early rectal cancer may be treated by surgery alone. More often a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery are required in a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Metastatic rectal cancer may depend more heavily on chemotherapy.

In brief: Yes

Rectal cancer, like any cancer needs - 1) diagnosis, 2) staging and prognosis, 3) treatment.
Early rectal cancer may be treated by surgery alone. More often a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery are required in a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Metastatic rectal cancer may depend more heavily on chemotherapy.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Scott Browning
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Usually

The primary treatment of rectal cancer is surgical, and a colostomy can usually be avoided.
For more advanced rectal cancers chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be required in addition to surgery. Few rectal cancers are untreatable.

In brief: Usually

The primary treatment of rectal cancer is surgical, and a colostomy can usually be avoided.
For more advanced rectal cancers chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be required in addition to surgery. Few rectal cancers are untreatable.
Dr. Scott Browning
Dr. Scott Browning
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