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One of the principal concerns when evaluating an asymptomatic patient with metastatic rectal cancer is whether the primary lesion itself will become symptomatic, and necessitate intervention in order to avoid debilitating complications. Cetuximab shows activity in colorectal cancer patients with tumors that do not express the epidermal growth factor receptor by immunohistochemistry. Surgery may also be done to treat a blocked bowel or cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Our information is also reviewed by people affected by cancer to ensure it is as relevant and accessible as possible. In this setting, an expandable rectal stent can be placed as a bridge to surgery or as definitive palliation. This operation should be avoided when the goal of the operation is that of symptom palliation because the operation is generally fraught with complications and provides little if any improvement in quality of life[ 60 ]. Local staging of rectal cancer: In addition to medication, your pain management regimen may include one or more of our supportive care services, such as:.