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Prognosis of Rectal cancer

Life Expectancy and Survival Rates

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

Complications:

Complications of Rectal cancer may include:

See also complications of Rectal cancer.

Survival Rate Statistics for Rectal cancer

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

  • 59.2% of people with colon and rectal cancer survive after 5 years in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 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)
  • 1-year survival rate for men aged 15-99 with rectum cancer is 69% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for men aged 15-99 with rectum cancer is 40.3% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for men aged 15-39 with rectum cancer is 79% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Rectal cancer usually refers to the likely outcome of Rectal cancer. The prognosis of Rectal cancer may include the duration of Rectal cancer, chances of complications of Rectal cancer, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Rectal cancer, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Rectal 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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