- Third most common cancer in the Western world.
- Rare below 40 years of age.
- Symptoms are not specific and occur frequently in benign colorectal conditions.
- Surgical resection is the main curative treatment.
- Combined modality treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, resection of metastases) has increased survival in selected cases.
- Overall 5-year survival is 42% in Europe and 59% in the US.
Last updated: Feb 04, 2013