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Colorectal Cancer Burden and Access to FQHC in California

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in California among both men and women and the third most common cause of cancer-related death (1). CRC mortality in California has declined over the past 25 years, due in part to increased screening rates (2). Early detection of CRC greatly increases survival, but more than 50% of people with CRC cases are diagnosed at a late stage (3).

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