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When detected early, the 5-year survival rate for colorectal cancer is 90%; however, only 39% of colorectal cancers are diagnosed early, mainly because of low rates of screening.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2006. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2006. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2006pwsecuredpdf.pdf

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Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2006
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2006
Authors
American Cancer Society
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