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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Approximately 148,810 new cases and 49,960 deaths were expected in 2008.

American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures, 2008-2010. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2008. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/acsq-013673.pdf

Reference

Title
Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures, 2008-2010
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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