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Table 3 Rectal adenocarcinomas – 5-year overall observed survival rates calculated by the actuarial (life-table) method (95% confidence interval) – curative resection (R0)*

From: Rectal cancer in Luxembourg : a national population-based data report, 1988–1998

   5-year observed survival rates
Stage (I-IV) n = 488 cases (100%) 53 +/- 4% (n = 259)
Stage I n = 110 cases (23%) 82 +/- 7% (n = 90)
Stage II n = 140 cases (29%) 62 +/- 8% (n = 87)
Stage III n = 190 cases (39%) 40 +/- 7% (n = 76)
Stage IV n = 48 cases (10%) 13 +/- 9% (n = 6)
  1. * excluded cases diagnosed by biopsy or polypectomy only