Many patients have no symptoms and are diagnosed through screening2
90% 5-year survival
The 5-year relative survival rate (stages I and II)* is 90%†3
But crc remains the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the united states4
To help detect CRC, screen your patients as soon as they are eligible.
*Based on people diagnosed with CRC in stage I, stage IIa, or stage IIb between 2008 and 2014.3
†For colon and rectal cancers, the respective 5-year relative survival rates are 90% and 89%.3
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