About Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed, and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in both men and women in the United States. This year, an estimated 140,000 people will be diagnosed with CRC, with approximately 50,000 people succumbing to the disease.1

Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors:

  • Men and women age 50 and older
  • Family history of colon cancer
  • History of colon or rectal polyps
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis)
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
  • Hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Racial and ethnic background

If caught early, colorectal cancer is treatable. Learn about important testing after treatment to monitor for cancer relapse.

References:

  1. https://www.cancer.org