What Are the 5-Year Survival Rates for People With Colorectal Cancer?
If colorectal cancer is caught early, the 5-year survival rate is very good. For cancer caught at a later stage, the 5-year rate is less favorable.
Here are the 5-year rates for colorectal cancer according to the American Cancer Society's Cancer Facts & Figures 2010.
Keep in mind survival rates do not predict what will happen to someone. No two people are exactly the same. Treatment and responses to treatment vary greatly.