Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures

In 2017 in the US, an estimated 135,430 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and about 50,260 people will die from the disease. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. One in 22 men and one in 24 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime.

Facts such as these are presented in the current edition of the American Cancer Society’s Colorectal Cancer Facts and Figures. This publication provides a comprehensive overview of colorectal cancer in the US, including statistics on colorectal cancer occurrence, as well as information about risk factors, prevention, early detection, and treatment. 

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Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures publications are available for free download as full-text PDF files.

Please note that any reproduction or re-use should credit the appropriate American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures publication and include a statement of copyright and identify the data source used.

Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2019 is accompanied by “Colorectal Cancer Statistics, 2017,” a scientific paper published in the American Cancer Society journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.