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Rectal Cancer (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Questions to Ask the Doctor

If a person has been diagnosed with rectal cancer, the doctor should be asked the following questions:

  • Where is my cancer located?
  • How far has the cancer spread?
  • What treatment options do I have?
  • What is the overall goal of treatment in my case?
  • What are the risks and side effects of the proposed treatment?
  • Am I eligible for a clinical trial?
  • How do I find out if I am eligible for a clinical trial?
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