An estimated 149,500 men and women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2021 and 52,980 individuals are estimated to die from the disease. Without a continued, dedicated federal investment in colorectal cancer prevention and early detection, the U.S. could experience a reduction in screening leading to increases in completely preventable colorectal cancer cases and deaths. This factsheet discusses the importance of continued funding for the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP).
Breast Cancer Screening Helps Save Lives
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in women. In 2021, an estimated 281,550 women and 2,650 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and approximately 43,600 women and 530 men are expected to die from the disease. Although incidence rates have increased slightly over the past decade, death rates from breast cancer have been consistently declining over the last three decades, largely due to increased screening rates and improved treatment.