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A 24-year-old member asked:

How many people die from colon cancer every year?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 17 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
50000: Over 50000 deaths each year.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How many people suffer from colon cancer in the us?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
150,000: Colon cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In 2007 there were 150, 000 new cases diagnosed and 53, 000 deaths from colon cancer. Those are pretty good estimates although a couple of years old.
Last updated Mar 1, 2019


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