Colorectal cancer statistics
Colorectal cancer is expected to be the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada in 2020 (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men and the third leading cause of death from cancer in women in Canada.
To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.
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Colorectal cancer incidence rates are declining in males and females. The recent declines are likely due in part to 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 driven by decreased incidence, 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 14 Canadian men will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 32 will die from it.
It is estimated that about 1 in 18 Canadian women will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 37 will die from it.
For more information, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics.
Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2019 . Toronto, ON : Canadian Cancer Society; 2019: https://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-101/canadian-cancer-statistics/past-editions-canadian-cancer-statistics/.