William R Wrightson Background

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. There is a 5% risk in the US of developing colorectal cancer. Advances in the understanding and diagnostic screening of this disease has made an impact on overall survivability of this type of cancer. As many as 10% of all colorectal cancers can be found by digital rectal exam with 3-6% of patients having a synchronous lesion in the colon. The majority of colorectal cancers remain sporadic, 10% genetic or familial.

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