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In 2004 (the most recent statistics available)
73,997 men and 71,086 women were diagnosed with colorectal cancer
26,881 men and 26,699 women died from colorectal cancer
Each year, more than 50,000 people die from colorectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death due to cancer for men and women combined. (Lung cancer is the first.)
Someone dies from colorectal cancer every 9.3 minutes.
More lives are lost each year to colorectal cancer than to breast cancer and AIDS combined.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common, and yet preventable, cancers.
To learn more about colorectal cancer prevention, please read Top 10 Colon Cancer Prevention Tips.
These are all staggering statistics. I've given credit for the places where I got the information and there is more on their sites. Read these statistics and take it to heart. No history of it in your family? It has to start somewhere.
For more information on Colorectal Cancer and the preventions... please check out the links I've provided. If you think you may have a problem, please be tested now... the sooner the better your chances.