How prevalent is colorectal cancer?

This question was asked in Bloomington, Indiana on 04/03/2012.
How many people in the US get colorectal cancer each year? Has this number been increasing?

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 4/5/2012 4

there is a 5% chance of developing colon cancer in your lifetime. The percentage is decreasing because we do a better job of screening by colonoscopy.