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More than 95% of colorectal cancer cases are diagnosed in individuals age 50 and older.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health. The State of Aging and Health in America 2007. Washington, D.C.: Merk Institute of Aging and Health; 2007. http://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/saha_2007.pdf

Reference

Title
The State of Aging and Health in America 2007
Publisher
Merk Institute of Aging and Health
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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