The American Cancer Society provides the following data:

  • There were 147,950 estimated new cases of colorectal cancer in 2020.
  • More than 53,000 people died from colon cancer in 2020.
  • Outside of skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women.
  • For women, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is 4.1% (or 1 in 25); for men, it’s 4.4% or about 1 in 23.
  • There are currently about 1.5 million colorectal cancer survivors in the US.
  • Deaths from colorectal cancer (for people 55+) have increased 1% per year between 2008 and 2017.

Colon Cancer: Early Diagnosis Can Make a Life or Death Difference
When colon cancer is detected early, the prognosis is often a good one; in fact, the 5-year survival rate of localized colon cancer is 90%. But unfortunately, only 4 out of 10 colorectal cancers are found in a timely manner. In the majority of situations, colon cancer is only found after it has started to spread, making it much more difficult to treat and making outcomes much poorer.

Unfortunately, colon/colorectal cancer is not always diagnosed timely and when colon cancer is involved, a mistake can cost you or a loved one’s life. Negligence on the part of a trusted provider can prevent you from getting the early treatment you need to increase your chances of a full recovery.

Contact VSCP LAW  for an Evaluation of your Colon Cancer Case
If you believe your colon cancer was misdiagnosed or diagnosed later than it should have been, it’s important to get in touch with VSCP LAW. You deserve justice, and our experienced attorneys can help you get it. And we’ll handle your case personally from start to finish.

Contact VSCP LAW for a free evaluation of your colon cancer case. We will meet with you in person, over the phone, or online—whichever is most convenient—and will learn more about the specifics of your case. We will answer any questions you have, ensuring you feel comfortable before moving forward. And we’ll alleviate any worries about payment; remember, VSCP Law works on a contingency basis, meaning we only receive a fee if we are able to recover monetary damages for you or your loved one.