Colon Cancer

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Some statistics on colon cancer:

  • Download the 2021 Canadian Cancer Statistics
    • Colorectal cancer is expected to be the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada in 2021 (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.

    It is estimated that in 2021:

    • 24,800 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. This represents 11% of all new cancer cases in 2021.
    • 9,600 Canadians will die from colorectal cancer. This represents 12% of all cancer deaths in 2021.
    • 13,700 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 5,300 will die from it.
    • 11,100 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 4,300 will die from it.
    • On average, 68 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer every day.
    • On average, 26 Canadians will die from colorectal cancer every day.
    • It is estimated that about 1 in 14 Canadian men will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 34 will die from it.
    • It is estimated that about 1 in 18 Canadian women will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 40 will die from it.

    For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics.


    Citations:

    Colorectal cancer statistics http://www.cancer.ca/~/media/cancer.ca/CW/cancer%20information/cancer%20101/Canadian%20cancer%20statistics/Canadian-Cancer-Statistics-2017-EN.pdf?la=en

    Statistics

    Some statistics on colon cancer:

  • Download the 2021 Canadian Cancer Statistics
    • Colorectal cancer is expected to be the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada in 2021 (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.

    It is estimated that in 2021:

    • 24,800 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. This represents 11% of all new cancer cases in 2021.
    • 9,600 Canadians will die from colorectal cancer. This represents 12% of all cancer deaths in 2021.
    • 13,700 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 5,300 will die from it.
    • 11,100 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 4,300 will die from it.
    • On average, 68 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer every day.
    • On average, 26 Canadians will die from colorectal cancer every day.
    • It is estimated that about 1 in 14 Canadian men will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 34 will die from it.
    • It is estimated that about 1 in 18 Canadian women will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 40 will die from it.

    For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics.


    Citations:

    Colorectal cancer statistics http://www.cancer.ca/~/media/cancer.ca/CW/cancer%20information/cancer%20101/Canadian%20cancer%20statistics/Canadian-Cancer-Statistics-2017-EN.pdf?la=en