Colorectal Cancer All too common... yet easy to identify and treat Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States—but it doesn’t have to be. Statistics show that barely half of New Yorkers over 50 have had a colonoscopy. 90% - The percentage of colorectal cancers that are completely curable when diagnosed early. 30% - The percentage of Americans over 50 who have had a colonoscopy. 40% - The percentage of colorectal cancers that are found in early stage. 10% - The survival rate of colorectal cancer when detected in late stage. 51,000 - The number of lives colorectal cancer claimed in 2010. It’s simple. Colorectal screening can save your life. If all Americans were screened regularly, colorectal cancer deaths could be cut in half. Schedule your test today. No health insurance? We can still help you get screened for colorectal cancer. To make an appointment for a colorectal cancer screening, or to schedule a consult with one of our leading colorectal cancer experts, please call (585) 275-URMC (8762).