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Colorectal Cancer access options
Globally, colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer making up about 10% of all cancer cases. In 2012 there were 1.4 million new cases and 694,000 deaths from colorectal cancer. The 5-year survival rates in the United States are around 65%. Colorectal cancer typically starts with a benign tumour. Colorectal cancer typically starts with a benign tumour, often in the form of a polyp, which over time becomes cancerous. Treatment options are depending on the stage of the disease, overall health and preferences of the patient. Standard treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a combination.