Colorectal cancer

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Treatments for rectal cancer

Treatments offered for rectal cancer depend on the stage and location of the tumour.

Radiation therapy, including chemoradiation, and surgery are the most common treatments used for rectal cancer. Chemotherapy (without radiation) and targeted therapy may also be used in some cases.

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Volunteers provide comfort and kindness

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Thousands of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers work in regional cancer centres, lodges and community hospitals to support people receiving treatment.

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