Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the United States and the third leading cause of cancer deaths.1

What is CRC?

  • Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the uncontrolled growth of cancerous cells originating in either the colon or the rectum.1
  • In 2013, 142,800 Americans were estimated to be diagnosed with CRC; approximately 51,000 were projected to die from the disease.2
  • In 2012, approximately 28,700 people were diagnosed with metastatic CRC (advanced stage disease).3