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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. 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

Cancer Rates by U.S. State

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.

Demographics

See rates or numbers of new colorectal cancers or colorectal cancer deaths by race/ethnicity, sex, and age group.

Line chart of trends.

Trends

See how the rates of new colorectal cancers or colorectal cancer deaths changed over time for the entire United States and individual states.

Quick Facts: Colorectal Cancer Screening in the U.S.

The percentage of U.S. adults aged 50 to 75 years who were up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening increased 1.1 percentage points, from 66.2% in 2014 to 67.3% in 2016. This represents an additional 3.3 million adults screened for colorectal cancer. More information is available in this fact sheet. [PDF-563KB]

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