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Prognosis of Colorectal cancer

Life Expectancy and Survival Rates

Survival rate for Colorectal cancer: 47% survival rate for colon cancer in the UK 2001 (National Statistics UK Government Census, 2001) ...see also deaths and Colorectal cancer

Average life years lost from Colorectal cancer: 13.4 years for colon/rectum cancer (SEER)1 ...see also deaths and Colorectal cancer

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Deaths from Colorectal cancer: 57,200 deaths in USA 1999 (CDC)

Estimated mortality rate for Colorectal cancer from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 57,199 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 57,200 deaths in USA 1999 (CDC))
  • Incidence: 148,300 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: 148,300 annual cases = 107,300 annual cases of colon cancer and 41,000 annual cases of rectum cancer(SEER 2002 estimate)
  • 38.6% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Colorectal cancer and Overview of Colorectal cancer.

Complications:

Complications of Colorectal cancer may include:

Complications of Colorectal cancer from the Diseases Database include:


Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Colorectal cancer.

Survival Rate Statistics for Colorectal cancer

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Colorectal cancer:

  • 59.2% of people with colon and rectal cancer survive after 5 years in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 63% of white people survive 5 years for colon cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 53% of African American people survive 5 years for colon cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 62% survive 5 years for colon cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 62% of white people survive 5 years for rectal cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 53% of African American people survive 5 years for rectal cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 62% survive 5 years for rectal cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 5-year survival rate for black people with colon and rectal cancer is 49.5% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for people with colon and rectal cancer is 59.2% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for white people with colon and rectal cancer is 60.1% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • more survival rate statistics...»

Death Statistics for Colorectal cancer

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths related to Colorectal cancer:

  • 57,155 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • 56,730 estimated deaths for colon cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 28,320 estimated male deaths for colon cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 28,410 estimated female deaths for colon cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Third leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 28,800 deaths in women in the US 2002 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • more death statistics...»

Colorectal cancer: Research More

About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Colorectal cancer usually refers to the likely outcome of Colorectal cancer. The prognosis of Colorectal cancer may include the duration of Colorectal cancer, chances of complications of Colorectal cancer, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Colorectal cancer, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Colorectal cancer. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.



Footnotes:
1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
 

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