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 survival rates for colorectal cancer according to the National Cancer Institute.
These numbers are adjusted to account for the fact that some people with colorectal cancer may die from other causes. 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.