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  Rectal Cancer
 
The rectum makes up about the last to eight to ten inches of what is known as the large intestines, while the colon makes up the first six feet of the large intestines. Some of the names by which the rectum are known include sphincter or anus. Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of Rectal Cancer. Other types of Rectal Cancers that originate in the rectum include carcinoid and leiomyosarcoma. The following list of physicians may play a part in the treatment of Rectal Cancer:
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Gastroenterologist

Consider the following Rectal Cancer treatments:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Biological Therapy
  • Hormonal Therapy
  • Alternative Treatments
 
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