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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 14, 2013; 19(34): 5598-5606
Published online Sep 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i34.5598
Table 1 Stage distribution and 5-year relative survival by stage at diagnosis for 1998-2009, all races, both sexes
Stage at diagnosisStage distribution5-year relative survival
Localized (confined to primary site)22%37.80%
Regional (spread to regional lymphnodes)30%19.80%
Distant (cancer has metastasized)35%3.40%
Unknown (unstaged)13%10.50%