Rectal Cancer FAQs
If you were recently diagnosed with rectal cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. For instance, you may be wondering what your treatment options are, what your outcome might be and whether you should seek a second opinion before making any decisions. While a one-on-one consultation with an experienced gastrointestinal oncologist is always your best source of information, you may find the following article to be helpful as you learn more about your diagnosis:
- What are the risks of rectal cancer surgery?
- What is metastatic rectal cancer?
- Where does metastatic rectal cancer spread to?
- What happens when rectal cancer spreads?
In the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, we take an individualized approach to rectal cancer treatment. After evaluating your diagnosis, our multispecialty team of oncologists and supportive care professionals will work together to recommend the best course of action for you. We offer a full range of the latest treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy as well as targeted therapy, immunotherapy and other novel therapies.
If you’d like to discuss your rectal cancer questions with a gastrointestinal oncologist at Moffitt, you can request an appointment by calling 1-888-663-3488 or completing our new patient registration form online. We do not require referrals.