Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most preventable yet least prevented form of cancer1

~44 million unscreened patients

Despite national screening rates slowly increasing over the past 15 years2*

>53,000 deaths each year due to crc

Which is more than for breast or prostate cancer3

*Estimate based on the US population aged 45 to 74 years as of 2018, adjusted for the reported rates of high-risk conditions and prior screening history for CRC.

Screening patients aged 45-49 years

~19 million average-risk patients aged 45-49 years
are eligible for CRC screening2

 

Among patients younger than 50 years:

~51%

Increase in the incidence of CRC within a 20-year period (1994-2014)4

~52%

Had more advanced stages of CRC vs 40% in patients aged 50+ years (2004-2015)5

Adults aged 45 years and older with an average risk of colorectal cancer [should] undergo regular screening.

ACS-recommended screening modalities include either a high-sensitivity stool-based test or a structural (visual) examination.4

ACS makes a qualified recommendation for screening in patients aged 45-49 and a strong recommendation for screening in patients aged 50-75.4

Early detection of CRC is vital.

0 Symptoms

Many patients have no symptoms and are diagnosed through screening6

90% Survival rate

The 5-year relative survival rate (stages I and II) is 90%, but when diagnosed in stage IV, that number drops to 14%7,8§

5-year relative survival rates drastically diminish in later stages7,8§

 

crc-survival-rates

5-year survival rates by stage of CRC1:

Stages I, IIA, IIB (Localized)8

90%

Stages IIC, III (Regional)8

71%

Stage IV (Distant)8

14%

Unfortunately, more than half of patients are diagnosed with regional or distant disease9||

Based on people diagnosed with CRC in stage I, stage Ila, or stage llb between 2008 and 2014.7,8

§Localized: There is no sign that the cancer has spread outside of the colon or rectum. This includes American Joint Committee on Cancer stage I, IIa, and IIb cancers. Regional: The cancer has spread outside the colon or rectum to nearby structures or lymph nodes. This includes stage IIc and stage III cancers in the American Joint Committee on Cancer system. Distant: The cancer has spread to distant parts of the body such as the liver, lungs, or distant lymph nodes. This includes stage IV cancers.8

||Based on the percentage of cases diagnosed with CRC in stage II and stage Ill (35%) and in stage IV (22%).8,9