Regular screening can find colorectal cancer when it is small, hasn’t spread, and might be easier to treat. People at average risk for colorectal cancer begin screening at age 45.
Read the Cancer Facts & Figures 2021, for the latest estimates, information and statistics for deaths related to cancer.
The rate at which people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the US is dropping among people 65 and older but rising in younger age groups, according to research from the American Cancer Society.
Getting recommended amounts of physical activity is linked to a lower risk for 7 cancer types, according to a study from the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The Affordable Care Act has led to better treatment for young adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer, according to a study from the American Cancer Society and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.