Digestive Statistics

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.

Here are some statistics on colon cancer:

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States when men and women are considered separately, and the second leading cause when both sexes are combined. It is expected to cause about 49,920 deaths (25,240 in men and 24,680 in women) during 2009.

The death rate (the number of deaths per 100,000 people per year) from colorectal cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years. There are a number of likely reasons for this. One is that polyps are being found by screening and removed before they can develop into cancers. Screening is also allowing more colorectal cancers to be found earlier when the disease is easier to cure. In addition, treatment for colorectal cancer has improved over the last several years. As a result, there are now more than 1 million survivors of colorectal cancer in the United States.

Statistics of Diverticulosis

About 10% of the US population over the age of 40 and half over the age of 60 has Diverticulosis. It is the most common cause for rectal bleeding in US adults over the age of 40 years.

Studies have identified dietary factors as potential explanations for the large variation in the disease. High intake of fiber, fruits and vegetables, and brown bread was associated with approximately 40-50% reductions in the risk.

On the other hand, higher intake of both red and processed meat increased the risk 2-4 fold in two studies, while a third study found a 24-fold increase in the risk with higher total meat intake.

There is lower risk among vegetarians.

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Men tend to be more susceptible to digestive problems, especially colon cancer. Women on the other hand, can have poop problems due to menopause. Lean more about female and girl poop

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