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The incidence rate for colorectal cancer is more than 50 times higher in people ages 60-79 than in those under 40.

American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures, Special Edition 2005. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2005. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2005cr4pwsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures, Special Edition 2005
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2005
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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