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This section describes treatments for rectal cancer, including when they are used, how they are given, and possible side effects.
Get information on treatment for rectal cancer
Find out about chemotherapy as a treatment for rectal cancer
Get information about chemoradiotherapy (a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy) as a treatment for rectal cancer
Information on what happens once treatment for rectal cancer is completed
Get information on surgery as a treatment for rectal cancer
Get information on radiotherapy as a treatment for rectal cancer
Find out about biological therapies as a treatment for rectal cancer
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