What is rectal cancer?

Answer Rectal cancer, which is commonly referred to as "colon cancer", is a cancer that forms in the large intestine (colon) of the digestive system. Colon cancer is treatable unless it spreads to the res... Read More »

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What is the survival rate of stage 2 rectal cancer?

In stage II rectal cancer, the disease has penetrated the wall of the rectum but has not spread to nearby lymph nodes or to other parts of the body. Patients treated with a combination of chemother... Read More »

What are the treatments for advanced rectal cancer with liver mets?

Advanced rectal cancer frequently spreads to the liver. Treatment for stage 4 rectal cancer with liver metastasis will depend on a number of factors and might include chemotherapy, radiation or sur... Read More »

Is rectal cancer hereditary?

The American Cancer Society (ACS) says a family history of rectal cancer in at least one first-degree relative (parents, children, siblings) can place you at a greater risk of developing the diseas... Read More »

Are rectal spasms colon cancer?

On One Hand: Spasms May Result From Any Rectal Interruption.While not a symptom of colon cancer indicated by sources, rectal spasms could feasibly result from any interruption affecting the interna... Read More »