2. colorectal cancer
3. Anatomy & Histology
8. Treatment of advanced disease
- Colorectal Cancer is the fourth most diagnosed malignancy as well as the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States.
- Approximately 132,000 new cases are diagnosed every year (96000 Colon and 36000 Rectum). - Every year about 56500 die from Colorectal Cancer (47700 Colon and 8800 Rectum).
- Surgery is the primary treatment and results in cure in approximately 58 % of patients.
early diagnosis of the tumor is therefore essential.