What are the reported survival rates for pediatric colorectal tumors?

Updated: Jun 06, 2020
  • Author: Jaime Shalkow, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Cameron K Tebbi, MD  more...
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Overall and event-free survival seem to be better for pediatric patients. In one study, 5-year survival rates for patients with stage 4 CRC were 18.1% for adolescents and young adults versus 6.2% for older adults. [18] Younger patients are more likely to receive systemic therapies and radiation because of sufficient functional reserve and limited comorbidity.


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