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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
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  • Cancer Library
  • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates

WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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