Colorectal Neoplasms

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is primarily a disease of urban, industrialized societies. In the United States, the lifetime risk for development of CRC is approximately 6%. Recent data have suggested that the incidence rates for CRC may be gradually decreasing in some subgroups of the population. However, the mechanisms underlying these favorable trends are poorly understood. Several national organizations have adopted CRC screening and surveillance guidelines. Through widespread application of and appropriate compliance with these recommendations, CRC prevention may become increasingly achievable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780203502747
ISBN (Print)9780849370182
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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