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rectal surgery

surgery to remove rectal cancer, which is often the main treatment. Radiation and chemotherapy may be given before or after surgery. See also adjuvant therapy, chemotherapy, neoadjuvant therapy, radiation, rectum.

Treatment by stage of rectal cancer

... Giving radiation before surgery also tends to lead to fewer problems than giving
it after surgery. The rectal tumor and nearby lymph nodes are then ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-treating-by-stage-rectum

Surgery for colorectal cancer

... The types of surgery used to treat colon and rectal cancers are slightly different,
so they are described separately. Colon surgery. ... Rectal surgery. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-treating-surgery

Radiation treatment for colorectal cancer

... When it is used for rectal cancers before surgery, radiation is often combined
with chemotherapy. This is called chemoradiation. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/overviewguide/colorectal-cancer-overview-treating-radiation

Radiation therapy for colorectal cancer

... Radiation therapy can also be given to help control rectal cancers in people
who are not healthy enough for surgery or to ease (palliate) symptoms ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

Surgery for colorectal cancer

... Surgery is the main treatment for early colorectal ... Surgeries using this method
go by different ... Sometimes, especially with rectal cancer, there isn't ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/overviewguide/colorectal-cancer-overview-treating-surgery

Colorectal Cancer

... the colon. People who have had colon or rectal cancer removed by
surgery Within 1 ... Rectal surgery Surgery is usually the ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003096-pdf.pdf

Colorectal Cancer Overview

... Surgery is the main treatment for early colorectal ... Surgeries using this method
go by different ... Sometimes, especially with rectal cancer, there isn't ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003047-pdf.pdf

Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer

... surgery to try to shrink the cancer and make surgery easier. This is known
as neoadjuvant treatment and is often used in treating rectal cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-treating-chemotherapy

Rectal Cancer Survivor Looks on the Positive Side

... procedure. A few hours after the colonoscopy, a doctor told Scott she had
rectal cancer. ... treatment. Surgery, chemo, and radiation. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorshipduringandaftertreatment/storiesofhope/rectal-cancer-survivor-looks-on-the-positive-side

Evolution of cancer treatments: Surgery

... and in avoiding a colostomy for most patients with rectal cancer. ... on better
surgical instruments, but also on combining surgery with chemotherapy ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/thehistoryofcancer/the-history-of-cancer-cancer-treatment-surgery