Important Facts for Incidence of Colorectal Cancer
DefinitionAge-adjusted incidence rate of cancer of the colon and rectum per 100,000 standard population ICD-O-3 codes: C18.0-C20.9 (excl. types 9590-9992)
NumeratorNumber of new cases of invasive colorectal cancer diagnosed
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population
Why Is This Important?Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death.[https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/ ^1^] Increases in colorectal cancer screening (which can include the removal of precancerous polyps), have led to decreases in colorectal cancer incidence.
Healthy People Objective: Reduce invasive colorectal cancerU.S. Target: 39.9 new cases per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
State Target: 39.7 new cases per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)