Colon and Rectal Cancer
Colon and rectal cancers, grouped together and often referred to as colorectal cancer, are the fourth most common cancers in the United States among both men and women. Our colorectal cancer experts believe every patient is unique, and we approach cancer treatment on an individual and personal basis.
- Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.
- American Cancer Society estimates there will be about 101,420 new cases of colon cancer and approx. 44,180 new cases of rectal cancer in 2019.
- 1 in 22 men and 1 in 24 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime.
- 25% of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer have a family history of the disease. (link to epigenetics blog)
- 1 in 3 people are not up to date with colorectal cancer screening.
- 60% of colorectal deaths could be prevented with screening
- There are more than 1 million survivors of colorectal cancer in the United States.