Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Colorectal Cancer
Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death.[https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/ ^1^] Increases in colorectal cancer screening (which can include the removal of precancerous polyps), have led to decreases in colorectal cancer incidence.
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 objective CA-9. Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. 2015 data are preliminary.
Data SourceNew Jersey State Cancer Registry, Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department of Health
DefinitionAge-adjusted incidence rate of cancer of the colon and rectum per 100,000 standard population ICD-O-3 codes: C18.0-C20.9 (excl. types 9590-9992)
NumeratorNumber of new cases of invasive colorectal cancer diagnosed
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population
Healthy People Objective: Reduce invasive colorectal cancerU.S. Target: 39.9 new cases per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
State Target: 39.7 new cases per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
Other Objectives'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-9''': Reduce the age-adjusted incidence rate of invasive colorectal cancer per 100,000 standard population to 39.7 for the total population, 39.8 among Whites, 41.2 among Blacks, 31.2 among Hispanics, and 21.1 among Asians.
How Are We Doing?Although incidence rates have been declining for some time, only the Asian population has reached its original Healthy New Jersey 2020 target of 25.1.
Evidence-based PracticesScreening can find precancerous polyps (abnormal growths in the colon or rectum) so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure.[https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/ ^1^]
Available ServicesThe [http://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection] (NJCEED) Program provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for colorectal cancer.
Health Program InformationNJDOH Cancer Initiatives: [http://nj.gov/health/ces]
Page Content Updated On 05/01/2018, Published on 05/16/2018