Colorectal Cancer

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    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in both men and women and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.1 CRC is associated with a variety of modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors,2 including several genetic mutations that confer risk.3 Learn more about CRC incidence, mortality, and risk factors, among other disease overview topics.

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    Obstacles and disparities associated with health equity impact all elements of health, including cancer screening.  Health equity or inequity reflects social vulnerabilities and inequalities where people live, work, play, and worship.  Learn more about how these social vulnerabilities and inequities impact colorectal cancer outcomes and mortality. 
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American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2023-2025. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2023.

Stoffel, EM, Murphy CC. Epidemiology and mechanisms of the increasing incidence of colon and rectal cancers in young adults. Gastroenterol. 2020;158:341–353


Last Updated: 05/22/2023