In 2010, experts predict that 4,400 fewer Americans will be diagnosed with colon and rectal cancer than in 2009.
According to new American Cancer Society statistics for 2010, 142,570 people will hear the difficult words, “You have colorectal cancer”, down from 146,970 in 2009.
Still, 51,370 families will get painful news when loved ones die from colorectal cancer.
Continuing this year, African Americans are more likely to develop colorectal cancer than whites and other races, to die of it, and to have poorer survival at every stage of the disease. Read the rest of this entry »