How common is colorectal cancer?

According to WHO (World Health Organization) colorectal cancer is the second most common tumor among both men and women (after lung tumors).

Approximately 2% of over 50-year-olds will eventually develop colorectal cancer in Western Europe.

40% of people who are diagnosed with colorectal cancer are already at an advanced stage of the cancer. For these patients surgery is probably the most likely option.

Colorectal cancer tends to affect men and women equally. However, men tend to develop it at a younger age.