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Colorectal (bowel) cancer

Colorectal Nurses   July 2019

An average of 115 people are diagnosed with colorectal (bowel) cancer every day in the UK, that’s 41,854 per year. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK; however 90% of cases can be treated successfully if diagnosed early.

Most patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer are aged between 60 and 80 but it can occur at any age. The Royal Berkshire Hospital sees just over 300 new colorectal cancer patients per year.

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