Cancer Control Programs
The Impact of Colorectal Cancer on Montanans
- Cancer is the leading cause of death among Montana residents. About 2,000 Montanans die of cancer each year. (Data Source: Montana Office of Vital Statistics, 2010-2015)
- Each year, about 500 Montanans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 170 Montanans die from it. (Data Source: Montana Central Tumor Registry, 2005-2014)
- Only 2 out 5 CRC cases are diagnosed at a local early stage. (Data Source: Montana Central Tumor Registry, 2005-2014)
- 2 in 5 adults aged 50 to 75 years are not up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening. (Data Source: Montana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2014)
- Colorectal cancer screening has increased from 2012 to 2014, but we have work to do to reach 2018 goal. (Data Source: Montana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2012 & 2014)
- CRC Screening can find polyps early when it is most easily treatable. Early Detection Save Lives.
- 62% of Montana adults are up-to-date with colorectal cancer screenings.
Please visit Colorectal Cancer Disease of the Week Page at https://www.cdc.gov/dotw/colorectalcancer/ throughout the month for more information on Colorectal Cancer.
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Helena, Montana 59260-2951