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To Learn More About Rectal Cancer

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about rectal cancer, see the following:

    • Colon and Rectal Cancer Home Page
    • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer of the Colon and Rectum
    • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening
    • Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps
    • Unusual Cancers of Childhood
    • Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers
    • Drugs Approved for Rectal Cancer
    • Targeted Cancer Therapies
    • Understanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies(Advances in Targeted Therapies)
    • Understanding Cancer Series: Gene Testing

    For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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    • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer
    • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
    • Cancer Staging
    • Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
    • Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
    • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
    • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer
    • Cancer Library
    • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates

      WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

      Last Updated: February 25, 2014
      This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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