New Partnership for Neighborhood Covid-19 Testing
Gadsden County Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (Mar 2020)
What Do We Know: The term Colorectal Cancer refers to cancer that develops in the colon or the rectum. Excluding skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both American men and women. Individuals at greater risk for developing Colorectal Cancer include adults over 50 years of age, those with a family history of Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease or Crohn’s Disease, and those with lifestyle factors such as physical inactivity, overweight or obesity, or tobacco use.
COLORECTAL CANCER in Gadsden:
Incidence in Gadsden County:
* From 2015-2017 the probability of occurrence was 64 per 100,000 population. This count reflected an increase from 2015 where the count was 16 per 100,000 population. Both the years 2016 and 2017 had a consistent rate of 24 per 100,000 population.
Mortality in Gadsden County:
* From 2016-2018, 23 persons died from colorectal cancer in Gadsden County. There was a total of 8 colorectal cancer deaths in 2018. This was consistent with the previous 8 deaths reported in 2017.
* From 2016-2018, the age-adjusted death rate was 12.6 per 100,000 population, which was lower than the statewide age-adjusted death rate of 13.5 per 100,000.
Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Cancer Institute