Colorectal Cancer: Detection, Treatment, and Rehabilitation

CA Cancer J Clin. Jan-Feb 1994;44(1):27-42. doi: 10.3322/canjclin.44.1.27.


In the United States, colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer mortality after lung cancer. However, incidence and mortality rates have been falling, reflecting improvements in primary prevention, early detection, and treatment. This article reviews the major advances in the understanding and management of colorectal cancer.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Colorectal Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Colorectal Neoplasms* / epidemiology
  • Colorectal Neoplasms* / rehabilitation
  • Colorectal Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • United States / epidemiology