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Rectal Tumors

Statistics of Rectal Tumors

Each year, some 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. Over 40,000 of those cases are diagnosed with rectal cancer. Men are at a slightly higher risk for colorectal cancer than women. At the highest risk for the disease are African-American men. People of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry have a higher probability for l1407K, a genetic mutation that increases the risk  for colorectal cancer.  People living in the U.S., Japan and other developed countries are at a higher risk than those living in developing countries.

Locations for Rectal Tumors