The genetics of colorectal cancer.

  title={The genetics of colorectal cancer.},
  author={Paula M Calvert and Harold A. Frucht},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={137 7},
Colon cancer is a common disease in both men and women. Because 5% of persons (1 in 20 persons) will develop colorectal cancer, this disease is an important public health issue. Colon cancer is usually observed in one of three specific patterns: sporadic, inherited, or familial. Sporadic disease, with no familial or inherited predisposition, accounts for approximately 70% of colorectal cancer in the population. Sporadic colon cancer is common in persons older than 50 years of age, probably as a… CONTINUE READING


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