Colorectal Cancer

Globally, colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer making up about 10% of all cancer cases. In 2012 there were 1.4 million new cases and 694,000 deaths from colorectal cancer1. The 5-year survival rates in the United States are around 65%.

Colorectal cancer typically starts with a benign tumour

Colorectal cancer typically starts with a benign tumour, often in the form of a polyp, which over time becomes cancerous1. Treatment options are depending on the stage of the disease, overall health and preferences of the patient2. Standard treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a combination3.


References:

1. Colorectal cancer,
    Wikipedia, last edited January 2018

2. Current standards and new trends in the primary treatment of colorectal cancer
    Stein, Alexander et al., European Journal of Cancer , Volume 47 , S312 - S314, Sep. 2011

3. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) – Patient Version,
    National Cancer Institute, updated December 2017

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