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Colorectal Cancer Statistics

 

 

Why should you get screened for colorectal cancer?

The American Cancer Society tells us:

  • Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer — not counting skin cancers — found in men and women. (1)

  • Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of death among cancers that affect U.S. adults of both sexes.(1)

  • The lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 21 for men and 1 in 23 for women (2)

 

Estimates for 2015 (2)

  • 390 new cases of colorectal cancer to be diagnosed in South Dakota (2)
  • 134,490 new cases of colorectal cancer to be diagnosed in the United States (2)
  • 130 deaths due to colorectal cancer to occur in South Dakota (2)
  • 49,190 deaths due to colorectal cancer to occur in the United States (2)


Early detection can save your life.

Colorectal cancer screening can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. In this way, colorectal cancer is prevented. Screening can also find colorectal cancer early, when there is a greater chance that treatment will be most effective and lead to a cure. (3)

 

1: American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Colorectal Cancer? << http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-key-statistics >>

2: Cancer Facts & Figures 2016 <<http://www.cancer.org/research/cancerfactsstatistics/cancerfactsfigures2016/index>>

3: Colorectal Cancer Prevention << http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/prevention.htm>>