Colon cancer statistics
Colon cancer mainly affects men and women over the age of 50. As the number of colorectal cancers continues to increase, 45,000 new cases are expected each year from 2020. It can be seen that men are more affected than women (about 1.2 times more), which is also valid for rectal cancer. In men, the disease occurs earlier (71 years, against 75 years in women). In addition, in them, survival is slightly worse. Indeed, 5 years after diagnosis, male survival is 62%, against 34% for females and that at 10 years is 50%, against 54% for females.
Colorectal Cancer Symptoms
Symptoms of colorectal cancer are broadly similar in men and women. In some cases, however, we can observe difficulty in urinating in men and rather pelvic pain in women (it should not be confused with endometriosis). There are still some other differences since, for example, colic cancers of genetic origin (linked to heredity) affect women a little more and are frequently associated with gynecological cancer.