Anatomical distribution of colorectal cancer over a 10 year period in a district general hospital: is there a true "rightward shift"?
- Published Article
Postgraduate medical journal
- Publication Date
Nov 01, 2004
The anatomical distribution of colorectal cancer has been fairly stable at this hospital with no evidence of a shift towards the proximal colon. No differences were identified in the tumour distribution with respect to gender and age at diagnosis. Our findings support the initial application of flexible sigmoidoscopy for investigating patients with suspected colorectal malignancy and follow up colonoscopy for selected patients to exclude right sided pathology.
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