Cancer of the colon and rectum is the third most common cancer in men
and women in the United States. More than 90% of colorectal cancer cases occur in people who are older
Colorectal cancer occurrence rates are highest among
African Americans. Rates are slightly lower among whites, and lowest for Asians, Pacific Islanders, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Hispanics.1
CitationsAmerican Cancer Society (2008). Colorectal Cancer Facts and Figures 2008–2010. Atlanta: American Cancer Society. Available online: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/STT/content/STT_1x_Colorectal_Cancer_Facts__Figures_2008-2010.asp.
September 30, 2010
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
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