As nations develop economically and adopt more Western diet and lifestyle, colorectal cancer increases. In fact, the United States is the only nation in the world where colorectal cancer incidence rates are falling for both men and women.
Over the past 20 years, colorectal cancer rates have risen in 27 of 51 countries including Eastern Europe, most of Asia, and some South American countries. Rates for men are rising faster than those for women. Read the rest of this entry »