Statistics 2014

girl_back_clippedIn 2014, an estimated 24,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 9,300 will die of it. Overall, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men and women combined.

  • An estimated 10,800 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 4,200 will die of it.
  • An estimated 13,500 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 5,100 will die of it.
  • On average, 67 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer every day.
  • On average, 26 Canadians will die of colorectal cancer every day.

Probability of developing or dying from colorectal cancer

  • One in 13 men is expected to develop colorectal cancer during his lifetime and one in 29 will die of it.
  • One in 16 women is expected to develop colorectal cancer during her lifetime and one in 31 will die of it.

Trends in colorectal cancer

  • In both sexes, the incidence rate rose between 1980 and 1985, then declined to the mid-1990s (more strongly in females than in males). Rates then rose through 2000 only to decline thereafter. Death rates have been declining in both sexes.

 

* All statistics taken from the Canadian Cancer Society

Source: The Canadian Cancer Society

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