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Colon Cancer Evaluation and Staging

  • Eric G. Weiss
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Abstract

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer affecting persons in the USA. In 2008, there were an estimated 148,810 new cases of colon and rectal cancer with colon cancer making up the majority of new cases at 107,143 and the remaining 28% arising in the rectum.1 Overall, approximately 33.6% of newly diagnosed patients with colorectal cancer in the USA will die of their disease.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric G. Weiss
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  1. 1.Cleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA

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