The characteristics of large bowel cancer in the low-risk black population of the Witwatersrand.

@article{Boytchev1999TheCO,
  title={The characteristics of large bowel cancer in the low-risk black population of the Witwatersrand.},
  author={H Boytchev and S Marcovic and George J. Oettle},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  year={1999},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={366-70}
}
Sporadic colorectal cancer may follow a different pathogenic pathway in low-risk populations. The black population of the Witwatersrand has been urbanized for a long time, and has a westernized lifestyle, but colorectal cancer is still infrequent. This study aimed to define the characteristics of the disease in this group. All histologically proven large bowel cancers arising in blacks resident in the Witwatersrand in 1991 and 1996 were extracted from the registry records. Mean age was 54.3… CONTINUE READING

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