Basic Summary for Colorectal cancer


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Main name of condition: Colorectal cancer
Other names or spellings: Colon Cancer, Bowel cancer, Colorectal tumor, Cancer of the colon and rectum, Bowel tumor, Colon tumor


What is Colorectal cancer?
  Brief description of Colorectal cancer: Cancer of the colon (bowel) or rectum.
  Parent types of Colorectal cancer: Cancer, Digestive system cancer, Digestive Diseases, Under-diagnosed conditions, Silent conditions
  Organs Affected by Colorectal cancer: colon, digestive
  Types of Colorectal cancer: Stages of colorectal cancer:, Stage 0 colorectal cancer, Stage I colorectal cancer, Stage II colorectal cancer, Stage III colorectal cancer, Stage IV colorectal cancer, Recurrent colorectal cancer
How many people get Colorectal cancer?
  Incidence (annual) of Colorectal cancer: 148,300 annual cases = 107,300 annual cases of colon cancer and 41,000 annual cases of rectum cancer(SEER 2002 estimate)
  Incidence Rate of Colorectal cancer: approx 1 in 1,834 or 0.05% or 148,300 people in USA [about data]
  Lifetime risk of Colorectal cancer: 1 in 26 women and 1 in 17 men will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
Who gets Colorectal cancer?
  Patient Profile for Colorectal cancer: Typically over 50's but any age possible.
  Profile for Colorectal cancer: It is found most often in people aged 50 and older.1
  Gender Profile for Colorectal cancer: It is a myth that this cancer affects mostly men. Women get colorectal cancer as often as men do (about a 1 in 20 chance). 1
How serious is Colorectal cancer?
  Survival rate for Colorectal cancer: 47% survival rate for colon cancer in the UK 2001 (National Statistics – UK Government Census, 2001)
  Average life years lost for Colorectal cancer: 13.4 years for colon/rectum cancer (SEER)2
  Deaths for Colorectal cancer: 57,200 deaths in USA 1999 (CDC)
  Complications of Colorectal cancer: see complications of Colorectal cancer
What causes Colorectal cancer?
  Class of Condition for Colorectal cancer: cancer
  Causes of Colorectal cancer: see causes of Colorectal cancer
  Risk factors for Colorectal cancer: see risk factors for Colorectal cancer
What are the symptoms of Colorectal cancer?
  Symptoms of Colorectal cancer: see symptoms of Colorectal cancer
Can anyone else get Colorectal cancer?
  Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
How is it treated?
  Specialists for Colorectal cancer: Gastroenterologist, Surgeon, Medical oncologist, Radiation oncologist
  Treatments for Colorectal cancer: see treatments for Colorectal cancer
  Prevention of Colorectal cancer: see prevention of Colorectal cancer
  Research for Colorectal cancer: see research for Colorectal cancer
Society issues for Colorectal cancer
  Hospitalization statistics for Colorectal cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Colorectal cancer:
  • 0.75% (95,420) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of colon in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of colon required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of colon were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of colon were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of colon required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of colon in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of colon in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of colon in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of colon occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of colon occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of colon were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.65% (339,110) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of colon in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.12% (15,719) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • % of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid jun70ction were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.09% (47,458) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.39% (49,530) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of rectum in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectum required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectum were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectum were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectum required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of rectum in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of rectum in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of rectum in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectum occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 23% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectum occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of rectum were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • % (175,563) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of rectum in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.37% (46,755) of hospital consultant episodes were for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.076% (39,731) of hospital bed days were for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Colorectal Cancer: NWHIC
2. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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