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34021 - 2nd overall leading cause of cancer death in the...

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2 nd  overall leading cause of cancer death in  the United States 3 rd  in each sex Approximately 6% of individuals in the US  will develop a cancer of the colon or rectum  within their lifetime 944,717 incident cases worldwide in 2000
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Incidence rates for colorectal cancer differ by  sub-sites
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Vast majority of colorectal cancers are  adenocarcinomas, which are preceded by  adenomas or adenomatous polyps in most cases Only around 10% of  adenomas will  develop into cancers,  a process that takes  at least 10 years
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147,500 colorectal cancer cases in 2003 105,500 colon 42,00 rectum 57,100 deaths from colorectal cancer Slight decreases in mortality rates since  1973  in both sexes
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Overall 5 year survival rate is 61.9% Differs by race, age, and distribution of disease Survival rates are lower among than blacks  than whites  52.8% vs. 62.6% Survival rates are highest for localized  cancers
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Incidence rates start to increase after age 35 with  a rapid increase after age 50, when more than  90% of colorectal cancers develop
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