AGE OF DIAGNOSES
Patients are being diagnosed with cancer at UHS at roughly the same ages as patients nationally, according to the National Cancer Database (NCDB).
STAGE OF DIAGNOSES
UHS diagnoses a greater percentage of colorectal cancer cases at earlier, more treatable stages than National Cancer Database (NCDB) averages due to an aggressive screening program.
NUMBER OF DIAGNOSES
The number of cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed over the past 10 years at UHS has been trending down, with an all-time low in 2013, likely due to an increase in screening and removal of precancerous polyps.