Silver Book Fact

Around 90% of cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in people 50 years and older.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2013. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2013. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-036845.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2013
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2013
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • Estimated Cancer Deaths in 2015 by Cancer Type  
  • In 2007, an estimated 20,500 people (11,170 men and 9,330 women) will be diagnosed with brain and other nervous system cancers.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 33,370 people (16,840 men and 16,530 women) will die of pancreatic cancer.  
  • The third most common type of cancer in both men and women is colorectal cancer.  
  • An estimated 11,200 skin cancer deaths will occur in 2008–8,420 from melanoma and 2,780 from other skin cancers.