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The highest priority of Crush Colon Cancer Organization is to promote effective initiatives that serve the areas that need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about Colorectal Cancer in today’s society.
To promote public awareness, prevention, and early detection on Colon Cancer. We are looking to offer a variety of activities, including support to families in need and child care information. Activities will be open to the general public throughout the year.
Key Statistics for Colorectal Cancer
How common is colorectal cancer?
Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for the number of colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2022 are:
106,180 new cases of colon cancer44,850 new cases of rectal cancerThe rate of people being diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer each year has dropped overall since the mid-1980s, mainly because more people are getting screened and changing their lifestyle-related risk factors. From 2013 to 2017, incidence rates dropped by about 1% each year. But this downward trend is mostly in older adults and masks rising incidence among younger adults since at least the mid-1990s. From 2012 through 2016, it increased every year by 2% in people younger than 50 and 1% in people 50 to 64.
Lifetime risk of colorectal cancerOverall, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is: about 1 in 23 (4.3%) for men and 1 in 25 (4.0%) for women. A number of other factors (described in Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors) can also affect your risk for developing colorectal cancer.
Deaths from colorectal cancer
In the United States, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and in women, and the second most common cause of cancer deaths when numbers for men and women are combined. It's expected to cause about 52,580 deaths during 2022.
The death rate (the number of deaths per 100,000 people per year) from colorectal cancer has been dropping in both men and women for several decades. There are a number of likely reasons for this. One reason is that colorectal polyps are now being found more often by screening and removed before they can develop into cancers, or cancers are being found earlier when they are easier to treat. In addition, treatments for colorectal cancer have improved over the last few decades. As a result, there are now more than 1.4 million survivors of colorectal cancer in the United States. Although the overall death rate has continued to drop, deaths from colorectal cancer among people younger than 55 have increased 1% per year from 2008 to 2017.