Tuesday, Mar. 25, 1997
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Cancers of the Colon and Rectum
Statistics are from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results
(SEER) database (January 1997) and from the American Cancer Society's Cancer Facts and
Figures - 1997, which contains estimates based on SEER data.
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