of deaths could be avoided with regular screenings.


chance of 5-year survival if colorectal cancer is caught in the early stages; in the late stages, that number changes to around 10 percent.


U.S. deaths in 2010 from colorectal cancer

Sources: American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control

• 10 percent of those diagnosed with the disease are under 50 years of age.

• $8.4 billion per year in U.S. costs for prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer.