In 2012, colorectal cancer was the 4th most
commonly diagnosed and 4th most fatal cancer
among men and women in the United States.1
The risk of developing colorectal cancer is
slightly greater for men than women with 1 in
21 for men and 1 in 23 for women being
diagnosed during their lifetime.
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