Risk of Dying from Colon Cancer Compared to Other Common Diseases in the next 10 years. This figure shows how colon cancer deaths compare to heart disease and stroke related deaths. There were 6 versions of this figure available because the decision aid was targeted to the participants' age/gender. This particular figure is for females age 80 and above. Each ◯ represented 1 person out of 1000 people in the figure.