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International Primary Care Association

The diagnosis and management of colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and the second most common cancer in women worldwide. Incidence strongly increases with age, with the median age at diagnosis being 70 years in developed regions. Although 5-year relative survival exceeds 90% in stage I disease, it only marginally exceeds 10% in stage IV disease. This review aims to guide generalists through the early diagnosis, referral, and treatment of colorectal cancer, and highlight current preventive strategies.

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  • Authors: SG Thrumurthy, A Emmanuel, P Ross & A Haji
  • Keywords: Colon cancer, rectal cancer, bowel cancer, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy
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