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This Facts & Figures report provides statistics about colorectal cancer in the United States, including this cancer’s incidence, survival, and mortality. The report also presents data about disparities in the number of people who follow screening guidelines resulting from differences in the availability of quality care due to their race, ethnicity, or state of residence.
An estimate of the percentage of people who will be alive 5 years after a diagnosis of cancer compared with people who haven’t been diagnosed with cancer. The relative survival rate shows whether a disease shortens life and is used as a way to approximate the expected lifetime. For example, a relative 5-year cancer survival rate of 80% means that compared to the number of people without cancer who are alive, 80% of people with cancer will be living 5 years after their diagnosis.
Suggested citation: American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2023-2025. Atlanta: American Cancer Society, Inc. 2022.
Please note that any reproduction or re-use of this publication or portions of it should credit the appropriate edition of the American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures publication.