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    Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - What Increases Your Risk

    Even after treatment that seems successful, colorectal cancer may come back (recur). But this depends on the stage of the cancer before treatment.

    Your risk for recurrent or metastatic cancer depends on how aggressive your cancer is and how well treatments work.

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    General Information About Rectal Cancer

    Incidence and Mortality Estimated new cases and deaths from rectal cancer in the United States in 2014:[1] New cases: 40,000 (rectal cancer only). Deaths: 50,310 (colon and rectal cancers combined). It is difficult to separate epidemiological considerations of rectal cancer from those of colon cancer because epidemiological studies often consider colon and rectal cancer (i.e., colorectal cancer) together. Epidemiology Worldwide, colorectal cancer is the third most common...

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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