'Colon cancer is third most common cancer for both men and women, and it's the second leading cancer cause of death in the USA. The usual treatments involve surgery and/or chemotherapy.
With surgery, there's a good chance of being saddled with a colostomy bag or ileostomy or ostomy bag worn externally to allow one's feces to be excavated into the bag without the missing parts of the lower colon.
In 2011, 135,260 people in the United States were diagnosed with colorectal cancer, of which 70,099 were men and 65,161 were women. Among those diagnosed, 51,783 people died from colon (colorectal) cancer in the USA -- 26,804 men and 24,979 women. The gender selection is almost equal.'