Sources: GLOBOCAN 2008, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No. 10 [Internet]. (last accessed by top 5 of Anything: September 5th, 2011).
List Notes: Male colorectum cancer rate is 100,000 men per year and is age-standardized. An age-standardized rate is the rate that a population would have if it had a standard age structure. Standardization is necessary when comparing several populations that differ with respect to age because age has a powerful influence on the risk of cancer.
Percentage of deaths is the percentage of men in the particular country listed who are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and then go on to die from the disease (many factors can influence this percentage in any particular country such as the state of the health care system, treatment options etc).