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Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (02 / 26 / 2013)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

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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 2013:[1] New cases: 40,340 (rectal cancer only). Deaths: 50,830 (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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Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 2 and Howlader et al. as reference 3).

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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