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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Rate of colorectal cancers diagnosed as regional or distant staged cancers.

Measure Source

Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program.


1.7 Rate of colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 men and women age 50 and over diagnosed at advanced stage (tumors diagnosed at regional or distant stage), United States, 2000.

Data Source

National Cancer Institute, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, 12 areas except for Ethnicity which excludes Alaska Natives, Detroit, and Hawaii.


United States population age 50 and over.


Number of new colorectal cancers diagnosed in 2000 as regional or distant staged cancers.


The incidence rates are per 100,000 persons, age-adjusted 2000 U.S. standard population.

Regional stage is defined as a neoplasm that has extended beyond the limits of the organ of origin, either directly into surrounding organs or tissues or into regional lymph nodes. Distant stage is defined as a neoplasm that has spread to parts of the body remote from the primary tumor, either by direct extension or by discontinuous metastasis. For more information on staging, see Ries LAG, Eisner MP, Kosary CL, Hankey BF, Miller BA, Clegg L, Mariotto A, Fay MP, Feuer EJ, Edwards BK (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD,, 2003.

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