1. Colon Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the US:

  2. Colorectal cancer is 35-40% higher in men than in women.

  3. High levels of physical activity decrease the risk of colon cancer among men and women by as much as 50%. 

  4. Overall, 90% of new cases in individuals are 50-years-old or more.

  5. Colorectal cancer incident rates have been declining in the US since the mid-1980s.

  6. Since 1998, rates have been declining 3% a year in men and 2.3% in women.

  7. Consumption of red and/or processed meat increases the chance of colon and rectal cancer.

  8. Studies in 2009, show sufficient evidence that tobacco smoking causes colorectal cancer.

  9. Individuals who have a lifetime average of two to four alcoholic beverages per day have
    a 23% higher risk of colorectal cancer than those who consume less than one drink per day.

  10. Men and women who struggle with obesity are more likely to also stuggle with colon cancer.

  11. Long-term regular use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are
    associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer.

  12. Women who use post-menopaulsal hormones have lower rates of colon cancer than those who do not.

  13. Colon cancer is 90% curable if detected early through a colonoscopy.


Colon Cancer Facts & Statistics

Getting a Colonoscopy

Vikram Gopal, M.D., A.G.A.F., Borland-Groover Clinic 

Screening is essential, yet misconceptions remain about who should be screened and what the screening process involves.

While the exact cause of colon cancer is unclear, we know that 90 percent of cases can be prevented through regular colorectal screening. The physicians at Borland-Groover Clinic are committed to helping patients understand the benefits of routine colonoscopy screenings and urge everyone to set aside just one day to have this simple, life-saving test.

Together we can make a difference.


Fighting Colon Cancer Together

Anglers for a ​Cure