About Colorectal Cancer
- Colorectal cancer affects both men and women; the incidence rate for men is slightly higher.
- African-Americans have the highest incidence and mortality rates from colorectal cancer.
- Colorectal cancer is highly preventable and 90% curable if found early.
- The National Cancer Institute estimated 102,480 new colon cancer cases, 40,340 new rectal cancer cases and 50,830 deaths (colon and rectal combined) in 2013.
- Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Texas in men and women combined, according to the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas,.
Harris County Facts – 2010
(Texas Department of State Health Service-Texas Cancer Registry)
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*Expected Colorectal Cancer Cases and Deaths, Harris County, 2010.