Colorectal cancer screening in Canada: Monitoring and evaluation of quality indicators – Results report 2013 to 2014 (Released: 2017)

Review this 2017 report for provincial and territorial data about the quality of colorectal cancer screening programs in 2013 and 2014

This report presents the results for national monitoring of colorectal cancer screening programs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.  Results are intended to help improve the delivery of colorectal-cancer screening.

Colorectal cancer is a significant health problem in Canada. Colorectal cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers) and the second leading cause of death from cancer. The chance of dying from colorectal cancer is 3.5 per cent for men and 3.1 per cent for women.

The lifetime probability of dying from colorectal cancer is 3.5% for men and 3.1% for women

This report examines the quality of Canadian colorectal cancer screening programs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 in the following five areas:

  • Coverage
  • Follow-up
  • Quality of screening
  • Detection
  • Disease extent at diagnosis

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