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More Information on Better CRC Survival for Young Women

Another study has found better survival after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer in younger women. Among over two thousand colon and rectal cancer patients In Australia, women under the age of 50 had about half the risk of dying from colorectal cancer than men under 50. Better survival held true despite where the cancer was found, its stage or grade, and whether emergency surgery was necessary to treat it. However, women over 50 had about 40 percent poorer survival than men over 50.  Again, stage, site, or grade at the time of diagnosis didn’t matter.