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Rectal Cancer

Rectal cancer, also called colorectal cancer, is characterized by an uncontrolled growth of cells that line the inside of the rectum. The colon is also known as the large intestine, and the rectum is the very end of the large intestine that opens at the anus. After a rectal cancer diagnosis, doctors perform exams and tests to determine the stage of the cancer.

Survival rate measures the percentage of patients with a specific type of cancer who are still alive after a certain period of time. In this case, the survival rate is measured as five-year survival.

Our rectal cancer measure is:

Note: The National Cancer Database requires that reporting hospitals have at least 30 cases in a single stage of cancer to generate a survival report. Stages not listed above had less than 30 cases during the reporting period.
Last UpdateDecember 21, 2012

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