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What's the treatment for stage III rectal cancer?

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In this stage, the tumor has spread to the lymph nodes. Treatment includes:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor
  • Radiation with chemotherapy before or after surgery
  • Chemotherapy, which may also be an option after surgery

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American Cancer Society. "Lymph Nodes and Cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 26, 2017

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American Cancer Society. "Lymph Nodes and Cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 26, 2017

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