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Rectal Cancer- Difficult cases

A 25 year old actress presented with rectal cancer which was 4 cm from the anal verge. Most centers had adviced her Abdominoperineal resection with a permanent colostomy. After having been evaluated by our board she underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiation and subsequently underwent surgery with removal of the tumor and preservation of the anal canal. She is currently free of disease and is actively pursuing here acting career.