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About Colorectal Cancer
- Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined in the United States.
- There will be an estimated 140,250 new cases of colorectal cancer in 2019.
- 1 in 20 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
- 1 in 3 people are not up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening.
- 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented with screening.
- 25% of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer have a family history. Know your cancer risk.
- It is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death.
- Often, those who are diagnosed with colon cancer have experienced no signs or symptoms associated with the disease.
- People with a parent, sibling, or offspring with colorectal cancer have 2 or 3 times the risk of developing colon cancer compared to those with no family history of the disease.
- Colorectal cancer is the most preventable, but least prevented cancer.
- People with Diabetes and insulin resistance may have and increased risk of colon cancer.
Statistic Sources: National Cancer Institute, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, American Cancer Society