The risk of colorectal cancer with symptoms at different ages and between the sexes: a case-control study

@article{Hamilton2009TheRO,
  title={The risk of colorectal cancer with symptoms at different ages and between the sexes: a case-control study},
  author={William Hamilton and Robert J Lancashire and Deborah J. Sharp and Tim J. Peters and Kar Keung Cheng and Tom P. Marshall},
  journal={BMC Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={7},
  pages={17 - 17}
}
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer is generally diagnosed following a symptomatic presentation to primary care. Although the presenting features of the cancer are well described, the risks they convey are less well known. This study aimed to quantify the risk of cancer for different symptoms, across age groups and in both sexes. METHODS This was a case-control study using pre-existing records in a large electronic primary care database. Cases were patients aged 30 years or older with a diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING
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