Colon Cancer


also called colorectal cancer


It's not clear what causes colon cancer. Doctors know that colon cancer occurs when healthy cells in the colon become alterated


Common treatments include surgery to remove the cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Survival Rate

Stage 5-year Relative Survival Rate

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I 92%

IIA 87%

IIB 63%

IIIA 89%

IIIB 69%

IIIC 53%

IV 11%