11 doctors weighed in:
Can rectal cancer be cured?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, if early enuf
Like other cancers, rectal cancer has better prognosis (outlook) if diagnosed and treated at an earlier, rather than later stage.
Very early cancers can be cured with burning the tissue. More advanced will likely need radiation/chemo/surgery in varying combinations and timing. Can be cured, but unfortunately, not always.

In brief: Yes, if early enuf
Like other cancers, rectal cancer has better prognosis (outlook) if diagnosed and treated at an earlier, rather than later stage.
Very early cancers can be cured with burning the tissue. More advanced will likely need radiation/chemo/surgery in varying combinations and timing. Can be cured, but unfortunately, not always.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If small it can be directly resected.
If larger and on imaging not spread to other organ then preoperative chemo and radiation followed by surgery can cure rectal cancer.

In brief: Yes
If small it can be directly resected.
If larger and on imaging not spread to other organ then preoperative chemo and radiation followed by surgery can cure rectal cancer.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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