A 24-year-old member asked:
how many people die from colon cancer every year?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
About 50K: According to the american cancer society statistics from 2011 estimates about 101, 000 new cases of colon cancer in the United States and about 49, 000 deaths due to either colon or rectal cancer.
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Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
50000: Over 50000 deaths each year.
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Last updated Mar 1, 2019
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