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Colorectal Cancer

The Average Lifetime Risk for Men = 1 in 23.

The Average Lifetime Risk for Women = 1 in 25.

The third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women combined in the U.S.

The second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the U.S.


2021 Estimates

149,500 people will be diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer.

52,980 people will die from Colorectal Cancer.

Young Onset is still on the rise

These are the statistics from 2007 through 2016.

Rates for people aged 55 or over dropped by 3.6% each year.

Rates for people under 55 increased 2% each year.

Median Age of Diagnosis

Age 63
Men and Women Diagnosed with Rectal Cancer

Age 68
Men Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

Age 72
Women Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

Colorectal Cancer and Ethnicity

African Americans have the highest incidence and mortality rates.

From 2009-2013, Colorectal Cancer incidence rates were 20% higher for African Americans.

Colorectal Cancer death rates are 40% higher for African Americans.

These statistics are compiled from the American Cancer Society’s 2017 Cancer Facts & Figures and Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2019.

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