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Colonoscopy is the most accurate test for cancer of the colon and rectum, proven to detect the disease early and save lives. But even a very good test can be done too often.
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Colorectal cancer is expected to be the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada in 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. To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods to estimate the of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.
Incidence is the total of new cases of cancer.
What is colorectal cancer?
Mortality is the of deaths due to cancer. It is estimated that in 26, Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. On average, 73 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer every day. On average, 27 Canadians will die from colorectal cancer every day.
Colorectal cancer incidence rates are declining in males and females. The recent declines are likely due in part to increased use of colorectal cancer screening which can identify and remove precancerous polyps, which can in turn reduce incidence.
Death rates have also been declining. Most of this decline is likely driven by decreased incidence, as well as by improved diagnosis and treatment. It is estimated that about 1 in 14 Canadian men will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 32 will die from it.
It is estimated that about 1 in 18 Canadian women will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 37 will die from it. For more information, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics. Call us toll-free at Or write us. If we are not able to reach you by phone, we will leave a voic message.
Select the text below and copy the link. Colorectal cancer statistics Colorectal cancer is expected to be the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada in excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. Incidence and mortality Incidence is the total of new cases of cancer.
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