Colorectal Cancer Statistics

Not counting some kinds of skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is the third most common cancer in men and in women.

U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool

The Data Visualizations tool makes it easy for anyone to explore and use the latest official federal government cancer data from United States Cancer Statistics. It includes the latest cancer data covering 100% of the U.S. population.

Map of the United States
See rates or numbers of new colorectal cancers or colorectal cancer deaths for the entire United States and individual states. Also, see the top 10 cancers for men and women.
Bar chart of demographics.
See rates or numbers of new colorectal cancers or colorectal cancer deaths by race/ethnicity, sex, and age group.
Line chart of trends.
See how the rates of new colorectal cancers or colorectal cancer deaths changed over time for the entire United States and individual states.
Use of Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests

The percentage of U.S. adults aged 50 to 75 years who were up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening increased 1.4 percentage points, from 67.4% in 2016 to 68.8% in 2018. This represents an additional 3.5 million adults screened for colorectal cancer.