Colorectal Cancer Overview
What Is Colon/Rectum Cancer? TOPICS
How many people get colorectal cancer?
- About 102,480 new cases of colon cancer
- About 40,340 new cases of rectal cancer
- About 50,830 deaths from colorectal cancer
Not counting skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women in this country. Overall, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 20.
Last Medical Review: 06/05/2012
Last Revised: 01/17/2013