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    Living With Cancer: Understanding rectal cancer

a middle-aged woman with glasses, holding a pencil and resting her head on her handRectal cancer: An overview 
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to learn more about these two types of cancer. Cancer inside the rectum (rectal cancer) and cancer inside the colon (colon cancer) often are referred to together as colorectal cancer. In the past, long-term survival was uncommon for people with rectal cancer — even after extensive treatment. Thanks to treatment advances over the past 30 years, rectal cancer can be cured in many cases. Learn more about the symptoms and risk factors for rectal cancer.

Is ovarian cancer still possible after a hysterectomy?
If you've had a hysterectomy, your risk of developing ovarian cancer or a type of cancer that acts like it called primary peritoneal cancer depends on the type of hysterectomy you had. Learn more from Dr. Yvonne Butler Tobah, a Mayo Clinic OB-GYN.

Lung cancer: Diagnosis and treatment
The treatment choices for lung cancer typically are surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted drug therapy. You and your health care provider will choose a cancer treatment plan based on a number of factors, such as your overall health, type and stage of your cancer, and your preferences. Learn more about each of these treatment options and which might be best for you.