Colon Cancer Awareness

Colon or colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of both male and female cancer-related deaths in Canada. In 2013, almost half of those diagnosed with colon cancer died. Surprisingly, colon cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. With early detection and treatment over 90% of these cases could and should have resulted in a full recovery.

It's easy to get screened!

For information on prevention and screening, go to the Screening BC website from the BC Cancer Agency.

Who Gets Colorectal Cancer?

Canadian-Cancer-SocietyANYONE. Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in Canada. In 2014 it is estimated that 24,400 people in Canada were diagnosed with colo-rectal cancer  and approximately 9,300 died from this disease. Overall it is the second most common cause of cancer death in Canada, behind lung cancer. When men and women are considered separately, colo-rectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in either sex.

CRC Statistics in British Columbia:

  • For men in British Columbia, CRC is the second most frequently diagnosed type of cancer after Prostate Cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer.
  • In 2014 - Estimated 1,650 men in BC diagnosed with CRC and 670 died
  • For women in British Columbia, CRC is the third most frequently diagnosed type of cancer after Breast Cancer, and the third leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer.
  • In 2014 - Estimated 1350 women in BC diagnosed with CRC and 540 died

CRC  Statistics in Canada:

  • It is estimated that in 2016:

    • 26,100 Canadians will be diagnosed with CRC. 
    • 9,300 Canadians will die from CRC. 
    • 14,500 men will be diagnosed with CRC; resulting in 5,000 deaths
    • 11,600 women will be diagnosed with CRC; resulting in 4,300 deaths.
    • On average, 72 Canadians will be diagnosed with CRC every day.
    • On average, 25 Canadians will die from CRC every day.

    All statistics have been taken from the Canadian Cancer Society.
    Read more: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/colorectal/statistics/?region=bc#ixzz4Y7QZMiyO

All statistics have been taken from the Canadian Cancer Society.