Is colorectal cancer common

Is colorectal cancer common?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States (after prostate cancer [in men], breast cancer [in women], and lung cancer). It is also the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

What proportion of patients with colorectal cancer have synchronous colonic cancers?


What is the frequency of metastatic disease on initial presentation of colorectal cancer?

Less than 15%.


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