7. Do all patients with rectal cancer require a colostomy? - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

7. Do all patients with rectal cancer require a colostomy?

More complicated surgical techniques can be used in the treatment of cancer of the rectum without having to perform a permanent colostomy in most cases.  This requires the use of radiation and chemotherapy treatments prior to surgical resection and a Surgical Oncologist trained in this technique.
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