Colorectal cancer statistics
Colorectal cancer is expected to be the 4th most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada in 2023 (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the 2nd leading cause of death from cancer in men and the 3rd leading cause of death from cancer in women.
To provide the most current cancer statistics, statistical methods are used to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.
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The rate of new cases of colorectal cancer is declining in men and women. The recent declines are likely due in part to the increased use of colorectal cancer screening, which can identify and remove precancerous polyps, which can in turn reduce incidence.
Death rates have also been declining. Most of this decline is likely because of fewer new cases as well as by improved diagnosis and treatment.
Chances (probability) of developing or dying from colorectal cancer @(Model.HeadingTag)>
It is estimated that about 1 in 16 Canadian men will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 38 will die from it.
It is estimated that about 1 in 18 Canadian women will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 43 will die from it.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics.
Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2021. Canadian Cancer Society; 2021.