Colorectal Cancer Statistics
Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and in women. For more information, visit Cancer Among Men and Cancer Among Women.
In 2014 (the most recent year numbers are available)—
- 139,992 people in the United States were diagnosed with colorectal cancer, including 73,396 men and 66,596 women.†
- 51,651 people in the United States died from colorectal cancer, including 27,134 men and 24,517 women.†
†Data source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2014 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2017. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs.