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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 fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S.

The second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.


2023 Estimates

153,020 people will be diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer.

52,550 people will die from Colorectal Cancer.

Young-onset CRC is on the rise

These are the statistics from 2007 through 2016.

Rates for people aged 65 or over dropped by 3.3% each year.

Rates for people under 50 increased 2.2% each year.

Median Age of Diagnosis

Age 66
Men diagnosed with CRC

Age 69
Women diagnosed with CRC

Age 66
Median age of diagnosis among both sexes

Colorectal Cancer and Ethnicity

African Americans have the second highest incidence and mortality rates.

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

Colorectal Cancer death rates are 35% higher for African Americans.

These statistics are compiled from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center and Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2020-2022.

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