Colon Cancer: A Civilization Disorder

@article{Watson2011ColonCA,
  title={Colon Cancer: A Civilization Disorder},
  author={A. Watson and P. Collins},
  journal={Digestive Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={29},
  pages={222 - 228}
}
  • A. Watson, P. Collins
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Colorectal cancer arises in individuals with acquired or inherited genetic predisposition who are exposed to a range of risk factors. Many of these risk factors are associated with affluent Western societies. More than 95% of colorectal cancers are sporadic, arising in individuals without a significant hereditary risk. Geographic variation in the incidence of colorectal cancer is considerable with a higher incidence observed in the West. Environmental factors contribute substantially to this… CONTINUE READING
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