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GP Referral Pathway for Suspected Colorectal Cancer

GP Referral Pathway for Suspected Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women in Ireland. Over 2,500 cases are diagnosed each year; 1,500 men and 1,000 women. It accounts for 12.2% of all invasive cancers diagnosed and for 11.8% of cancer deaths. The median age at diagnosis is 70-74 years; more than 90% are over 50 years at diagnosis. 60% of patients are diagnosed at late stage. the risk of developing colorectal cancer up to age 74 is 5% in males and 3% in females. The 5-year survival rate is 62.6%.