Are you over age 50? Ask your doctor or nurse practitioner about Colorectal Cancer Screening. It could save your life.
Colorectal Cancer Statistics
In 2006, an estimated 20,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 8,500 will die of it. On average, 385 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer every week. On average, 163 Canadians will die of colorectal cancer every week. One in 14 men is expected to develop colorectal cancer during his lifetime and one in 28 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. Overall, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer.
(Stats: Canadian Cancer Society)