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A poylp can be removed during colorectal cancer screening for about $1,500, but if the cancer has metastasized, costs of care can rise over $58,000 over the patients lifetime.

Assure Colon Cancer Screening. http://www.acscan.org/action/mt/campaigns/mtcrc/. Published 2006

Reference

Title
Assure Colon Cancer Screening
Publisher
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Publication Date
Published 2006
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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