Colon cancer

Mortality by stage for right vs. left-sided colon cancer

Mortality by stage for right vs. left-sided colon cancer

In this article by Dr. Jennifer Weiss et al., the authors used SEER-Medicare data to predict all-cause 5-year mortality by colon cancer stage and location. There was no significant difference in 5-year mortality between right- and left-sided cancers for all stages combined or for stage I cancers. Right-sided cancers had a lower 5-year mortality in stage II and higher mortality in stage III. 

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