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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Siegel RL, Miller KD, Fuchs HE, et al. Cancer statistics, 2022. CA Cancer J Clin. 2022;72:7-33.

American Cancer Society. Colorectal cancer facts & figures 2020-2022. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2020.

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: 3/1/2022